Drunk Driver Kills a Houston Cop and Laughs About it.

This is not a joke. This really happened over the weekend. A car slammed into two police officers working traffic control at a construction site early Sunday, killing one and seriously injuring the other according to authorities said.

Reports say the car crashed through barricades, plowed into two of the three officers at the construction site on the Katy Freeway and tore the driver's side door off a patrol car. "There did not appear to be any braking on the part of the driver," Capt. Bruce Williams said. The driver was arrested but there were no immediate charges. Police said the driver's demeanor at the scene led them to believe he was intoxicated. At one point, they said, he was laughing at the officers. Officers Gary Gryder was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital and Officer Joe Pyland was listed in critical condition.

The Houston Police Officer's Union Web site said Gryder was a 25-year veteran of the force and was married with one son.

Pyland is a 1980 graduate of the Houston police academy.


RantLori Freese