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 51-year-old suspect, who had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, 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.


  • 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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You were always destined for greatness my friend. Your life was cut short but your legacy lives on through all of us who knew and loved you.

Lisa Swartz

May 15, 2023

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