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Sergeant Gilbert Cortez | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

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Gilbert Cortez

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Monday, March 25, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 23 years

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Cause: Automobile crash

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Sergeant Gilbert Cortez and K9 Mattie were killed in an automobile accident Route 79, near San Felipe Road, in San Diego County.

Sergeant Cortez was part of a convoy of state corrections K9 officers who were en route to inspect the La Cima Fire Camp in a rural part of the county. His marked vehicle veered off the roadway and overturned, killing K9 Mattie. Sergeant Cotez was transported to a local fire station but died before a helicopter could reach him.

Sergeant Cortez had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 23 years and was assigned to the Southern Regional K-9 Unit. He is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.

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K9 Mattie
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California
End of Watch: Monday, March 25, 2013
Cause: Automobile crash

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Sgt. Cortez,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your K-9 Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
March 25, 2017

 

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