A Lake City police officer was killed, and a second officer injured, in a house fire early Thursday morning.
A fire call went out shortly after 1 a.m. to the home of Lake City police investigator David Greear on Dante Terrace. Officer Brandi Jackson was also at the house, which was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.
Greear, a 14-year veteran of the department was able to escape with minor injuries. But Officer Jackson, who had been with the police department just two and a half months was killed.
It’s not known how the fire started and the case is being investigated by the State Fire Marshall’s office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.