An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department died Sunday, days after suffering an injury during a training exercise, according to LAPD Chief Michel Moore.
Officer Houston Tipping, an officer out of the Devonshire area, died in the hospital after a training incident at Elysian Park Academy this past Thursday, May 26. Tipping was a five-year veteran of the force, according to the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
According to LAPD, the 32-year-old was acting as a bike instructor at the academy, working through a training scenario that involved grappling with another officer, Fox 11 reports.
During the demonstration, Tipping apparently fell, resulting in a "catastrophic spinal cord injury" according to the department. Other officers there worked to give Tipping CPR, and called Los Angeles Fire Department rescue crews. Tipping was brought to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. Despite doctors' efforts, Tipping died from his injuries Sunday.