(FOX News Los Angeles) LAPD Motorcycle Officer Christopher Cortijo, struck by an SUV, allegedly driven by an impaired driver on Saturday passed away on Wednesday from his injuries.
Officer Cortijo was a 26 yr police veteran and just days before the accident he was named “Valley Motor Officer of the Quarter” a commendation given for all-around performance in the field, Cortijo also twice was named LAPD Officer of the Year–Cortijo served in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Los Angeles Police Department.
LAPD Capt Maureen Ryan Tweeted “Thank you for all your hard work and dedication tou will be greatly missed RIP Brother. Our thoughts & prayers remain with your family.”
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