Fort Worth police chief Ed Kraus found himself near the scene of a hit-and-run on Friday and helped chase down the suspect and arrest him.
It happened about 10:30 a.m. near Interstate 20 and Campus Drive, said department spokesman Officer Buddy Calzada.
Several witnesses chased the suspect when he ran on foot and called 911, Calzada said.
The chief happened to be nearby and joined in, jumping over a few fences to arrest the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Jesus Guerrero.
The incident was captured on video by the police helicopter Air One.
The video shows Kraus chasing the suspect through a field and arresting him.
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"Staff 1, one in custody" Kraus said on the police radio, using his own call sign.
Kraus declined an interview about what he did but released a statement.
“I’m just proud to be one of the 1,700 officers who do this kind of work every day,” he said.
Kraus, a 26-year veteran of the department, became interim chief in May and was more recently named permanent chief.