A 45-year-old cop crossing the road was knocked down by a speeding vehicle on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway in the early hours of Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam, 45, a sub-inspector of Daudkandi Highway Police and son of Kazim Uddin of Sherpur district.
Jahangir, a father of two children, died on the spot when the vehicle hit him as he was crossing the road near Daudkandi fire station in Cumilla after alighting from a police van, officials said.
"As soon as we were alerted that an on-duty cop was lying in a pool of blood in the middle of the road, a police team rushed to the spot and took him to Cumilla Medical College and Hospital," said Abdus Sobhan of of Daudkandi Highway Police.
Hospital doctors declared Jahangir dead on arrival, he said. "The body has been sent for an autopsy," he added.