East Texas dashcam video goes viral - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

East Texas dashcam video goes viral

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) -

An East Texas detective is becoming an internet sensation, but not for his heroics this time.

In the dashcam video, Detective Sergeant David Falco and Detective John Rowe were searching a car on a routine traffic stop. Suddenly, Falco rolled down an embankment. He quickly - and gracefully - caught himself and popped back up.

"That was just one of those moments that was funny. It was just an off-the-wall moment that just happened. It wasn't anything that was expected to happen. It was just like, 'Oops, that happened. I hope no one saw me embarrass myself like that. Hey, let's get up and go on,'" Falco said. 

The dashcam video is actually six years old, but was just posted for the world to see on Wednesday on the Kilgore Police Department's Facebook page. Since then, the comments and 'likes' have poured in.

"They came to me and said, 'Hey would you mind if we post that video?' And I said, 'Not a problem,'" laughed Falco. "I mean, I think it's funny and it shows the lighter side of what we do."

"I was just trying to make light of the situation. I was glad I didn't cut myself on a bottle rolling around in a ditch off of [Highway] 259 North," said Falco. "When I got up all I could think off was, 'OK let's just be comical about it.'"

The dashcam wasn't recording at the time of the fall. But right after Falco fell, Rowe ran back to the car and turned on the camera, which retrieves and saves the last minute of video when a recording is started.

"I thought it might be a good idea to record it. Maybe it would come in handy one day," Rowe said.

As a 22-year veteran of the department with numerous awards, Falco's not worried about a little fall, or looking silly. He says it all comes with the job.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Car crashes into Tyler Chicken Express

    Driver crashes into Tyler Chicken Express

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-09-24 04:09:08 GMT

    A car has crashed into a Chicken Express restaurant in Tyler. According to a Chicken Express employee, a car in the drive through line hit an outside wall causing external damage to the building. The store affected is located at 6363 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703. Details are limited at this time. Stay with KLTV for updates. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    A car has crashed into a Chicken Express restaurant in Tyler. According to a Chicken Express employee, a car in the drive through line hit an outside wall causing external damage to the building. The store affected is located at 6363 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703. Details are limited at this time. Stay with KLTV for updates. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Week 4 Scores

    Week 4 Scores

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:40:49 GMT

    Here are the schedules for Week 4. Find out who your team is playing.

    More >>

    Here are the schedules for Week 4. Find out who your team is playing.

    More >>
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in Longview crash

    1 dead, 3 injured in Longview crash

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:30:10 GMT

            A horrible late night accident claims the life of a East Texas teenage girl, and sends several others to hospitals, some in critical condition.     Longview police say it happened around 8:30 Friday night as two vehicles collided in the 3-thousand block of north Eastman road just north of Hawkins parkway.   A 17 year old girl, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, died as a result of her injuries.   Police s...

    More >>

    A horrible late night accident claims the life of a East Texas teenage girl, and sends several others to hospitals, some in critical condition. Longview police say it happened around 830 Friday night as two vehicles collided in the 3-thousand block of north Eastman road

    More >>
Powered by Frankly