TEMPE -- A Tempe police officer was killed on the Loop 101 early Thursday morning.
TEMPE P.D. Officer Kevin L. Weeks Tempe Police Motor Officer Kevin L. Weeks was on his way home from duty when his motorcycle hit some construction debris near University Drive on the southbound 101.
Crews are working to build the light rail over that part of the freeway.
Weeks was taken to a Scottsdale hospital shortly after the 4:15 a.m. crash. He died shortly after.
Weeks had been with the Tempe Police Department for seven years.
This is the first time a Tempe police officer has been killed in the line of duty in two decades.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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