Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LAPD Funeral Procession for Officer Cortijo

A funeral procession for fallen LAPD motorcycle officer Chris Cortijo.
Officer Cortijo, a 26 year veteran of LAPD, worked out of Valley Traffic and was a DUI specialist with over 3000 DUI arrest credited to him. He was also named Officer of the Year twice.
Officer Cortijo was killed while waiting for a traffic light by a vehicle driven by an alleged intoxicated driver, at Lankershim and Saticoy on April 5, 2014.
Hundreds of police motorcycles, from agencies all over the state, led the procession through downtown LA and up the Hollywood freeway to Forest Lawn.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Hollywood Freeway.

Front of the procession.

Riderless Bike and hearse.

Police motorcycles.