Jacksonville police dispatcher dies in car accident

Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:54 - Written by

BY FAITH HARPER, 

A local police department is mourning one of their own.

Jacksonville Communications officer Amber Ann Enge, 35, of Whitehouse was killed in a one-vehicle car crash Monday afternoon.

She was driving south on County Road 2177 at 1:55 p.m. when she lost control of her 1968 Ford Mustang and hit a tree, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Every member of the department and the city is willing to do whatever is necessary to get her parents and son through this tragic ordeal,” Police Chief Reece Daniel said in a statement on Facebook.

Daniel said Ms. Enge was on her way to work in a storm and hit a puddle in the road. He said the collision occurred on the driver’s side.

Marion Lindsey, communications supervisor, said Ms. Enge started work in July, but was a positive presence within the force.

“She had a very enthusiastic, happy personality and always had a smile on her face,” Ms. Lindsey said. “She was fun to be around.”

Daniel asked for prayers for her 14-year-old son and her parents who live on Lake Palestine.

“We ask that you pray for them and for the members of the department who are feeling a great sense of loss because Amber was truly a loved member of our police family,” he said. “I will miss her bubbly and confident personality and the very positive attitude she brought with her to work every day.”

Ms. Lindsey said memorial services, including a three-volley salute, are planned but the dates are not finalized.