Police Officer James Brockmeyer was killed in a vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle on Palestine Road at approximately 10:00 pm.
His patrol car left the roadway and overturned just south of Union School Road in Randolph County. He became trapped in the wreckage as a result of the crash.
The vehicle he was pursuing continued to flee and its driver remains at large.
Officer Brockmeyer had served with the Chester Police Department for only 10 months. He is survived by his parents and sister.