Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 28 years
Badge # 10428
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 6/9/2010
Officer Philip Ortiz succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he was struck by a vehicle on I-405 in West Los Angeles.
He was issuing a traffic citation to a driver when another car, which was driving on the shoulder passing other vehicles, struck him and his motorcycle.
Officer Ortiz was pinned in the wreckage and had to be extricated by the responding rescue crew. He was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where he remained until passing away.
Office Ortiz had served with the California Highway Patrol for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and sister.