Daughter playing in softball game to honor late San Angelo officer
SAN ANGELO, Texas - The 11-year-old daughter of a San Angelo police officer -- who was killed while directing traffic last year -- will be participating in a softball game being held Friday in memory of her father.
Sgt. Korby Kennedy, a motorcycle officer, died after being struck by an SUV. He was escorting a parade of boats for the San Angelo Drag Boat Races The accident occurred on Knickerbocker Road on June 25, 2015.
"Korby's daughter, Emily, will be playing and will be a way for her to honor her dad," San Angelo police spokesman Ken Solsbery said Thursday in an email.
The softball game will consist of two teams – Korby's Krushers and Emily's Eliminators – and be played at 7 p.m. at Quad 2, Field 3 at the Texas Bank Sports Complex, 1615 Rio Concho Dr.
The game – featuring players ranging in age from 9 to 12 years old – is being played as part of the Texas Police Games.
A 46-year-old Ozona woman – Cynthia K. Quigley – was indicted in March in connection with Kennedy's death.
The indictment says Quigley failed to yield the right-of-way to Kennedy "while using a cell phone."
More than 100 law enforcement officers joined the San Angelo community in remembering fallen officer Korby Kennedy during a procession after his 2015 death.