Kerr County, TX – According to the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, a 28-year-old Mexican national living in the U.S. illegally, Ivan Robles Navejas, who had a lengthy criminal record, allegedly drove drunk Saturday morning, July 18, 2020, killing three members of the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club and injuring at least another seven in Kerr County, TX.
About 300 members of the motorcycle club had gathered in South Texas to celebrate the group’s birthday. A group of 25 club members were riding on a stretch of highway when Navejas crossed the median and plowed head on into the group on Saturday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The men killed were:
Jerry Wayne Harbour, nicknamed “Wings”, from Houston, TX, was a former Army Lieutenant Colonel and former pilot with Eastern Airlines.
Mike White, nicknamed “Psycho”, was a 22 year old Chicago Community Services Officer in Niles, IL and a retired U.S. Army veteran. He was in the process of fulfilling his life long dream of becoming a police officer. He is survived by his father, who is a Lieutenant with the Niles, IL Fire Department.
Joseph Paglia, a recently retired Niles, IL Police Officer, was nicknamed “GT”. He was the President of the Chicago Chapter and an accomplished police officer. He is survived by his adult son.
The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Saturday saying, “Please keep our brothers with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club in ya’lls prayers. They were on a ride in the Texas Hill Country, and were on Highway 16 south of Kerrville, when another person crossed the center stripe. The person that crossed the center stripe has been arrested for several counts of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxication assault. The Kerr County Sheriff’s Office prays for all their families and friends.”
The Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club is a motorcycle riding club whose members include active duty, retired, and reserve law enforcement officers from a variety of agencies and jurisdictions, along with military and civilians who support the law enforcement profession. The organization was created in June, 2009 as a fraternal organization of law enforcement professionals and those who support them. Chapters are located throughout the United States and Australia.
The staff of Heebs on Hogs™ expresses our condolences and prayers to the families and friends of these three men and to the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. We also pray that G-d will provide a speedy recovery to all those who were injured.
Tax deductible donations for the families can be made through the organization’s website, https://www.thinbluelinelemc.com.