From the Niles, IL Police Department:
It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Sergeant Joseph Lazo.
Sergeant Lazo passed away last night due to medical complications stemming from a motorcycle accident that occurred last week in Texas.
Sgt. Lazo will be missed, but never forgotten.
Breitbart reports a fourth law enforcement official has died following a July drunk driving crash allegedly caused by an illegal alien who was allowed to remain in the United States on former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Ivan Robles Navejas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged by the Kerr County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office on six counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.
In July, according to police, Navejas was drunk driving when he hit and immediately killed three members of the Thin Blue Line motorcycle club — a group of active duty service members, law enforcement officers, and retired officers.
At the time, nine others were critically injured, including 39-year-old Niles, Illinois Police Sgt. Joseph Lazo. On July 31, the Niles Police Department announced that Lazo had become the fourth victim of the crash.
The three other victims killed in the crash include:
- 48-year-old retired officer Joseph “GT” Paglia of Chicago
- 74-year-old retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jerry “Wings” Harbour of Houston
- 20-something retired U.S. Army officer Michael “Psycho” White of Chicago
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency confirmed Navejas had been in the U.S. through the DACA program — a federal authority that kept him in the country despite multiple run-ins with the law.
At the time of the fatal crash, Navejas had been out on bail for a 2018 case in which he allegedly hit a man with his truck — pinning him up against his truck and another vehicle — before biting his ear off and biting his back.