An 87-year-old Baptist minister and World War II veteran was killed Friday morning after an NYPD patrol vehicle struck him on Eastern Parkway between Dean and Bergen Streets in Brownsville. According to the Post, Theauther Love was taking his morning walk at around 7:20 a.m. when the westbound vehicle hit him. "I saw him this morning. It was a regular day," his widow, Annie Love, told the paper. "He put out the trash and went for his walk. And then…this happened. I will miss him so much."
Love's 60-year-old son, Andrew, asked that the NYPD investigate whether or not the patrol car was speeding. "He was on his way home when that police car hit him. I know that traffic cop had to be speeding. That car wasn't going very slow," Love said. "It went so fast that it killed him instantly." Police said that while they are looking into the incident, "there was no indication of criminality."
According to Andrew Love, his father began making cabinets after the war and then went on to be a "self-employed cab driver for 38 years," and preached at New Frontier Baptist Church as an assistant minister. His grandson, Quaun Love told NY1 that Love was a "great person, healthy, took care of himself better than most people half his age."