On the evening of Oct. 9, a Texas Tech police officer was mortally wounded. The officer was identified as Floyd East Jr. in a press conference today.
Officer Floyd East Jr., 48, began his career with the Texas Tech Police Department on December 1, 2014 as a guard at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas. While working as a guard, Officer East attended the El Paso Community College Law Enforcement Academy to obtain his Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Basic Peace Officer license. He subsequently graduated from the Police Academy on June 22, 2016. He transferred to the Texas Tech Police Department Lubbock campus on May 1, 2017 as a police officer, completing his Field Training Officer Program on August 31, 2017.
Officer East is survived by his wife, Carmen, and his two daughters, Ana and Monica.
Today’s press conference is available to view at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7i5CM0wENA
(News release from Texas Tech University)