Officer Philip Dennis Ortiz

Officer Philip Dennis Ortiz

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Philip Dennis Ortiz

Officer Philip Ortiz succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he was struck by a vehicle on I-405 near National Boulevard 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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 10428

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Wednesday, June 9, 2010

traffic stop

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Phil, there is not a week that goes by that I don't think of you - As I glance at a PSD picture that you are in that I have on a bookshelf. I can't believe that it's going to be 9 yrs since you left this world. Phil you are not forgotten! This May I will participate in the Police Unity Tour (300 mile bicycle trek from NJ to DC) and I will be riding in your Honor.

Sgt. Mathew Armenta Ret. 12285
California highway patrol

April 1, 2019

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