Officer Joseph George, who crashed into a tree while speeding down Mockingbird Lane died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, the Dallas Police Department confirmed.
Home surveillance video showed George was racing a white Suzuki in his black Ford Mustang on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 22.
He lost control of his car, hit a tree in front of a home and the vehicle burst into flames.
“Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” Dallas police said in a news release.
George had been with the department for four years. He was assigned to the city’s northeast patrol.
Police are still looking for the driver of the white Suzuki.