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Along President Obama's Motorcade from Love Field to Highland Park, a DPD Motorcycle Officer Is Involved in Accident

Patrick took one Friend of Unfair Park's morning advice and went to find him a nice place to snap some photos of Air Force One as it pulled into Love Field today. Only problem was, the president arrived a little ahead of schedule, and Patrick ran into the motorcade as it traveled from Love Field to Highland Park:

Big crowd waiting for them at Love Field, and it was like a parade route along Mockingbird. DPD cars parked in every third or fourth driveway. The plane must've landed way early, because the motorcade drove by around 4:10.

Patrick sent these photos 10 minutes ago. Five minutes later, we received the following e-mail from Sgt. Warren Mitchell, a spokesman for the Dallas Police Department:

It appears that shortly after 4:00 p.m., a motorcycle officer, who was a part of the Presidential motorcade, had an accident during the escort of President Obama. It is way too early to give out any details. This accident occurred at Wycliff and Hartford. Once we receive more detail, we will let you know.

Updates forthcoming.

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Update at 6 p.m.: This just in from DPD:

Sergeant Warren Mitchell is enrout to Wycliff Avenue and Hartford Street. Sr. Col. Janice Crowther is headed to Parkland Hospital. We will update you as information becomes available. No further information at this time.

Update at 7:30 p.m.: This just in from DPD: The officer who was involved in the accident, Michael Manis, is in good condition and will be kept overnight at Parkland for observation. Manis join the DPD in June 2001.

Update at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: This just in from DPD: "Sr. Cpl. Michael Manis has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home."

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