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LAPPL responds to death of LAPD motor officer

LAPPL responds to death of LAPD motor officer

On behalf of all members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), President Tyler Izen responded to the tragic news that the Los Angeles police motorcycle officer who was struck by a DUI driver in Sun Valley on Saturday has passed away. The accident occurred at the intersection of Saticoy Street and Lankershim Boulevard around 5:34 p.m. Motor Officer Christopher Cortijo was stopped a traffic light when he was struck from behind by a red Chevrolet Blazer traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer ended up pinned between two vehicles.

“Our hearts are broken,” Izen said. “The LAPPL is saddened to learn of the tragic death of Officer Christopher Cortijo who was killed upholding the oath he swore: To protect his community. We extend our deepest condolences to the Cortijo family, friends and coworkers.
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Thousands mourn LAPD officer Nicholas Lee

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A Los Angeles police officer killed in a traffic crash was remembered Thursday as a mentor and loving father at a downtown service that drew thousands of mourners, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Nicholas Lee, 40, was the “quintessential police officer,” said Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, speaking to the more than 3,000 people that packed into the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.

“He was one of us,” Beck said. “He was the best of us.”

During the 90-minute service at the cathedral, Beck addressed the rows of officers in blue, recalling Lee’s work at the Hollywood Division, where he trained young officers.
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The following is an Op-Ed by LAPPL President Tyler Izen published in Sunday’s Los Angeles Daily News. The article, headlined “The high cost of LAPD cutbacks at LAX” notes with alarm that the LAPD deployment at LAX is at its lowest level since 2001.
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A baby boy who wasn’t breathing was saved by two fast-acting police officers in South Los Angeles when they noticed the child’s mother driving erratically in her desperate search for help, officials said Tuesday.

On Saturday about 1:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officers Johnny Han and Andrew Cardenas were on patrol near Broadway and 76th Street when the woman began to honk her horn behind them.

The woman, Charmaine Gooden, told officers that her 17-month-old child, Javon Stevenson, had stopped breathing, police said. That’s when the officers hopped out of their car and took action.
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Hollywood intersection dedicated to 'Onion Field' victim

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