An off-duty Memphis police officer is dead after being hit by a pickup truck Tuesday morning. Officer Chester Anderson, 50, had been with MPD since 1988.
Just after 6:00 a.m., Memphis Police were called to 3960 N. Covington Pike, where they say Anderson was walking westbound on Covington Pike when he was struck by a pickup in front of Methodist North Hospital.
Police say Anderson was about 100 feet north of the Walmart Drive crosswalk when he was hit. The driver of the truck stayed on the scene and will not be charged.
Anderson began with MPD in August 1988 and was assigned to the Crump station.
Memphis police want to remind everyone to use a crosswalk and look both ways when crossing the street.