Officer Michael A. Osornio

Officer Michael A. Osornio

La Habra Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 31, 1994

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Michael A. Osornio

Officer Michael Osornio was killed when a drunk driver broadsided his patrol car at the intersection of La Habra Boulevard and Beach Boulevard. The drunk driver ran a red light and struck his patrol car at an estimated 60 mph. Officer Osornio was flown to the UCI Medical Center, in Orange, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect was charged in connection with Officer Orsonio's death. He was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison.

Officer Osornio had served with the La Habra Police Department for 14 months. He was survived by his fiancee, parents, sisters, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge 273

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 years

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As I sit here next to Mike’s grave nearly 25 years later, I can still see his huge smile the same as it was that night and larger than life personality. He had so much life to live and it was taken way too soon. 273 ~ You will NEVER EVER be forgotten.

Rebekah Spraggins Biedermann
Former LHPD

May 2, 2019

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