Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Charged with manslaughter
Officer Michael Rainford was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the Garden Grove Freeway.
He had just made a traffic stop and was exiting his cruiser when the drunk driver crashed into the back of his cruiser, fatally injuring him.
The suspect was apprehended and charged with drunk driving, hit-and-run, and manslaughter.