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Ofcr. Chris Cortijo, LAPD, CA; MILITARY VETERAN; EOW: Wednesday, 04-03-2014

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Police Officer II Chris Cortijo
Los Angeles Police Department

California
End of Watch: Wednesday, April 9, 2014


MILITARY VETERAN




Age: 51
Tour: 26 Years
Badge #: 25473

 
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: Saturday, April 6, 2014
Weapon: Automobile, Alcohol Involved
Suspect: Charged with DUID




Police Officer Chris Cortijo succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when his police motorcycle was struck from behind by an impaired driver at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard at Saticoy Street.


Officer Cortijo was stopped at a red light when the impaired driver struck him from behind at full speed, trapping him between the drunk driver's vehicle and the vehicle that was in front of him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries.


The driver who struck Officer Cortijo was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cocaine.


Officer Cortijo was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department 26 years. He was twice honored as LAPD officer of the year.  He  is survived by his wife and adult children.


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
 

Chief Charlie Beck

Los Angeles Police Department

100 West 1st Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Phone: (213) 486-5910


 


                                                                                                                         


This information has been provided courtesy of the Officer Down Memorial Page and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.


"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion." - Proverbs 28:1

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Thank you for your service, Officer Cortijo... May you Rest in Peace. Condolences and prayers to your Family, Co-workers, Friends, and Community. 


You may now stand down.


 


                                                                                     


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Rest in Peace, Brother!! Condolences to the Family, Friends and Co-Workers!!!


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 Rest in Peace Officer Cortijo. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cortijo Family and the LAPD. 

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 Words may not take away the pain from someone losing someone so dear.  May God continue to give you the strength to overcome the pain.  It is with deepest sympathy!! 

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Thank you brother Chris for your dedicated,faithful and honorable services to both your country and city.May your soul be at peace.Condolences  to those left behind.

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 RIP Officer Cortijo. Thank you for your service.


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Rest in Peace Officer Cortijo. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and department.

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May God be with your family and department. Rest in Peace.

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Rest in Peace Officer Cortijo....

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Rest In Peace and thank you for your service Officer Cortijo. My prayers for the family and for the LAPD.

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Rest in peace Officer Cortijo....   My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers....

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RIP Officer Cortijo. Thank you for your service................job well done.


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Rest in peace, Officer Cortijo.

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Deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Ofcr. Cortijo.  R.I.P.

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Rest in Peace Brother!  Prayers and condolences to family, friends and the agency for their loss...

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Rest in Peace Officer Chris Cortijo.Thankyou for your service, Sir. My thoughts and prayers are sent to your family, Department and fellow Officers. May God bless them at this time and always. You will never be forgotton.

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R.I.P. Brother.

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 Rest In Peace Brother! Prayers going out for your family, friends and co-workers.

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Rest in Peace Brother !

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May Officer Cortijo and all who know and love him find peace.  Thank you for your service, sir.


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Rest in peace Ofc. Cortijo. I'll keep you, your family, friends and co-workers in my thoughts and prayers.


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 R.I.P. Officer Chris Cortijo. 


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 Rest In Peace, Brother. Thank you for your honorable Military and Law Enforcement service.  May God be of constant comfort and strength to your family and friends. 

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RIP


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 Rest in Peace Brother

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My heart goes out to the family and friends of fine Officer Chris Cortijo.  God comfort them, bless them, and keep them well.

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Rest in peace, Officer Cortijo.


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May Police Officer II Chris Cortijo find peace in God's loving embrace, my prayers to his family and friend's and his sacrifice never be forgotten. Thank you for your service Marine. 


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 Rest In Peace Brother !!

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