Ultimately losing his life on the scene.
Police released video they want the public to see
It's red light camera video that shows what appears to be a dark mini - van driving behind officer Rabain's cruiser-literally two minutes before the accident and it's the driver of that van that police want to speak with.
Just two minutes before the fatal wreck, roughly a mile from the scene of the crash-red light camera video shows officer Brennan Rabain's marked cruiser drive by on the right lane and a mini van trail to the left.
It was just past three in morning Saturday officer Rabain heading from his apartment to his girlfriend's -- the passenger in his cruiser.
A bus, that appears to be private and the mini van seemed to be the only cars traveling in the officer's direction.
He crashed into the fence and part of the wood landed in his head.
Carol Keazor heard the accident as the cruiser careened into her backyard-officer Rabain's girlfriend ran to Keazor's home for help…
Keazor's husband snapped pictures of the scene-they say when they approached the cruiser they knew there was little they could do.
Sunday afternoon a fellow officer, kneeled at the sight…
A black ribbon across his badge -paying his respect for the 26-yo officer, father of a 3 year old daughter.
The police chief says the department will reevaluate their protocol that allows for civilians to ride in off duty cruisers and allows for officers to engage in a traffic stop with the passenger inside the car.
As for dash cam video, they say officer Raiban's cruiser was 9 years old-and the dash cam was not working and they knew of this from an inspection just days before the accident.
There's still investigating what caused the officer to lose control of the cruiser, but say icy roads could've played a role.