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Police Officer II Chris Cortijo | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer II

Chris Cortijo

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 26 years

Badge # 25473

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 4/5/2014

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Suspect: Charged with DUID

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Police Officer Chris Cortijo succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when his police motorcycle was struck from behind by an impaired driver at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard at Saticoy Street.

Officer Cortijo was stopped at a red light when the impaired driver struck him from behind at full speed, trapping him between the drunk driver's vehicle and the vehicle that was in front of him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries.

The driver who struck Officer Cortijo was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cocaine.

Officer Cortijo was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 26 years.

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I accepted and completed the officer down ice water bucket challenge in your honor today Chris Cortijo.

I hope this pays it forward not only to your family but the families of those who have fallen.

Your CDC sister

Suzanne Wun
CDCR DAPO Parole Agent I, Adult Parole
July 28, 2014

 

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