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12-15-08, 03:48 PM #1
California Highway Patrol Officer Killed (12/15/08)
CHP officer struck, killed on 60 Freeway
Monday, December 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A California Highway Patrol officer was killed Monday morning when he was struck by a car while directing traffic on the 60 Freeway.
The incident happened at Azusa Avenue.
The officer was airlifted to a local trauma center, where he later died from his injuries.
The eastbound 60 Freeway was shut down at the 605 Freeway connector to Azusa.
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HACIENDA HEIGHTS - A California Highway Patrol officer died this morning after he was involved in traffic collision on the 60 Freeway. The officer, whose name has not yet been released, was responding to a single car crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway when another two cars crashed and collided with the officer. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries, Officer Mark Garrett said.
The eastbound 60 Freeway from the 605 Freeway to Azusa Avenue remain closed as CHP officers investigate the circumstances of the traffic collision, which occurred around 4:30 a.m., said CHP Spokesman Terry Liu.
"They are conducting an investigation," officer Anthony Martin said. "I can't say any more at this time."
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
[George Washington (1732 - 1799)]
12-15-08, 03:50 PM #2
Rest in peace.
12-15-08, 03:51 PM #3
May he RIP. Prayers going out to his family and friends.--"D.B.A.D." --Me
--Life's tough...it's tougher if you're stupid.
--"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped." -Elbert Hubbard
12-15-08, 03:51 PM #4
12-15-08, 03:53 PM #5
My condolences to his family and friends, May he Rest in Peace
12-15-08, 04:28 PM #6
Day Is Done
Gone The Sun
From The Hills , From The Lake , From The Sky
All Is Well , Safely Rest;
GOD Is Nigh
Rest in peace , Sir. Comfort to family and friends.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
12-15-08, 06:42 PM #7Corporal
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12-15-08, 07:26 PM #8
My condolences to his family and friends, May he Rest in PeaceTo be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!
12-15-08, 09:19 PM #9
This was sent out by the Commissioner's office:
TO: ALL COMMANDS
SUBJECT: TRIBUTE OF MOURNING RIBBON AND AREA FLAGS
ON DECEMBER 15, 2008, SANTA FE SPRINGS AREA OFFICER JOSEPH SANDERS, #18781,
WAS STRUCK AND KILLED BY AN ERRANT VEHICLE WHILE CONDUCTING TRAFFIC CONTROL
DUTIES AT A PREVIOUS COLLISION SCENE. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE PENDING.
ON DECEMBER 15, 2008, AT APPROXIMATELY 0430 HOURS, OFFICER SANDERS WAS
EASTBOUND SR-60 JUST WEST OF AZUSA AVENUE CONDUCTING TRAFFIC CONTROL DUTIES AT
A PREVIOUS COLLISION. A DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF THEIR VEHICLE AND COLLIDED
WITH A SECOND VEHICLE. SUBSEQUENTLY, ONE OF THE VEHICLES COLLIDED WITH
OFFICER SANDERS. OFFICER SANDERS SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES AS A RESULT OF THE
IMPACT. HE WAS AIRLIFTED TO USC MEDICAL CENTER WHERE HE SUCCUMBED TO HIS
INJURIES AT APPROXIMATELY 0525 HOURS.
COMMISSIONER FARROW HAS ORDERED ALL UNIFORMED MEMBERS TO WEAR THE TRIBUTE OF
MOURNING RIBBON AND ALL FLAGS BE LOWERED TO HALF MAST UNTIL OFFICER SANDERS
FUNERAL TAKES PLACE.
CHP/OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER/002/DACBe courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
[George Washington (1732 - 1799)]
12-15-08, 09:27 PM #10
Thanks for the update Papa Bear. My condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the fallen.
What a shame, only 14 months of service.
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
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In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.
12-16-08, 02:10 AM #11
RIPCalm Like A Bomb...
“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
12-19-08, 05:03 AM #12
RIPNever be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr
12-19-08, 08:38 PM #13
RIP my Brother"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!
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" I believe that forgiving them (Terrorist) is God's function. OUR job is to arrange the meeting."
General Norman Schwartzkopf
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