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Police Officer Jose M. Ortiz | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Jose M. Ortiz

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, September 21, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 1431

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 9/18/2000

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Officer Jose Ortiz died after being in critical condition for three days as a result of being struck by vehicle. Officer Ortiz was in a foot pursuit of a suspect when he was struck by a police cruiser responding to his calls for assistance. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition for three days before being taken off of life support. His organs were donated to others.

Officer Ortiz had served with the agency for three years. He is survived by his wife, three-year-old daughter, and 11 siblings.

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En paz descanse mi Hermano en azul. Rest in peace my brother in blue.

N.Y.PD. Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
September 22, 2016

 

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