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Video: LAPD Honors Fallen Motor Officer

April 22, 2014  | 

VIDEO: LAPD Honors Fallen Motor Officer

Thousands of law-enforcement officers on Tuesday attended memorial services for an LAPD motorcycle officer who died after being struck by a suspected DUI driver, KTLA reports.

Officer Christopher Cortijo, 51, was stopped at a red light in Sun Valley on April 5 when his motorcycle was hit from behind by a Chevy Blazer. He succumbed to his injuries four days later.

The driver of the SUV, 33-year-old Qaneak Shaney Cobb, was taken into custody at the scene of the crash. She later pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine and driving under the influence of a drug causing injury.


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Grant @ 4/22/2014 4:56 PM

RIP, mi amigo. Too sad.

SO LT @ 4/23/2014 9:44 AM

What a unique sight to see during the funeral for Officer Chris Cortijo the LAPD Chief of Police, Charlie Beck, in full motor regalia boots and all. Chief Beck, a former motor officer himself, said he wore the uniform out of respect for Officer Cortijo and “Motor Cops” everywhere. Nice touch Chief I guess once a Motor Cop always a Motor Cop. How refreshing it is to see a Chief that has not lost touch with his officers. My thoughts and prayers to Officer Cortijo’s family and colleagues and to all who serve “God Bless you all.”

SO LT @ 4/23/2014 3:52 PM

Fellow Police Magazine subscribers. I made an error in my previous posting about LAPD Chief Beck. Chief Beck was never assigned to the Motor Division of the LAPD. My information came from his love of riding off road motorcycles. He competes regularly in local motocross events. He is also a past Police and Fire Motocross National Champion and has won numerous medals in state, national and international competitions. So you can see where his love for motorcycles and their riders come from. Just want to keep the record straight. Sorry for my error.

SO LT @ 4/23/2014 3:53 PM

Fellow Police Magazine subscribers. I made an error in my previous posting about LAPD Chief Beck. Chief Beck was never assigned to the Motor Division of the LAPD. My information came from his love of riding off road motorcycles. He competes regularly in local motocross events. He is also a past Police and Fire Motocross National Champion and has won numerous medals in state, national and international competitions. So you can see where his love for motorcycles and their riders come from. Just want to keep the record straight. Sorry for my error.

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