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Officer Philip Dennis Ortiz | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Philip Dennis Ortiz

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 10428

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 6/9/2010

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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Officer Ortiz,

I was truly blessed to attend your funeral on behalf of the Texas Highway Patrol. Although a few years have passed, I will never forget the image of your fellow motors shutting down LA traffic for your procession. What a sight they were. You surely must have been proud to have ridden with them for so many years. I was truly honored to ride partnered in a CHP black and white, and to hear the fine eulogy given by your incredibly strong and graceful wife. Your memory will always have a place in my heart, and I pray for peace and comfort for your fine family.

Sgt. Thomas Moore
Texas Highway Patrol
September 24, 2013

 

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