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.

Bio

  • 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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Officer Ortiz,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 22, 2020

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