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Law Enforcement Today | July 29, 2016

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California Highway Patrol

In Memoriam: Officer Nathan Taylor

March 14, 2016 |

Commissioner Joseph Farrow, Director of the California Highway Patrol sadly reports the death of Officer Nathan Taylor.

Officer Taylor, 35, was struck by a vehicle as he was directing traffic at a previous accident on I-80 at Donner Summit. Officer … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Jordan Corder

October 1, 2014 |

Chief Kim Raney of the Covina (California) Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Jordan Corder. Officer Corder, 28, was pursuing a motorcycle that had run the red light at the intersection of Citrus and East Puente Avenues. Corder … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Scott Hewell

June 12, 2014 | 2

Chief Eric Jones of the Stockton California Police Department sadly reports the death of Officer Scott Hewell.

Officer Hewell, 33, and his partner, who was driving the patrol vehicle, were involved in a crash while responding to assist another officer … Read More

In Memoriam – Officer Nicholas C. Lee

March 8, 2014 |

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has reported that Officer Nicholas Choung Lee, 40, a field training Officer, was killed in a vehicle crash early Friday.  His probationary officer was critically injured.

The vehicle crash occurred around 8:00 am at the … Read More

In Memoriam Officers Juan Gonzalez and Bryan Law

February 18, 2014 | 1

California Governor Jerry Brown and California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joseph Farrow have reported that two CHPs officers were killed: Juan Gonzalez and Brian Law.

Officers Law and Gonzalez were partners in a patrol unit responding to an accident call on … Read More

In Memoriam – Deputy Jeremy W. Meyst

December 26, 2013 | 2

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux of the Tulare County Sheriff Department in California has reported that Corrections Deputy Jeremy Wayne Meyst, 31, was killed in a vehicle crash that occurred at 2:30 a.m. Christmas Eve.

Deputy Meyst was driving a … Read More

In Memoriam – Officer Jon Coutchie

September 23, 2013 | 1

Chief Paul Workman of the Laguna Beach Police Department in California has reported that Officer Jon Coutchie, 42, was killed in an accident involving his motor unit and a pickup truck late Saturday night.

As Officer Coutchie was approaching Cleo Street on … Read More


September 19, 2013 | 1

Lieutenant Scott Swain, the public information officer for the Hawthorne Police Department reported that Sergeant Leonard Luna, 42, was killed in a motorcycle crash.

The crash occurred on I-105 near Long Beach Boulevard in Lynnwood. Sergeant Luna was driving … Read More

Component Training / The Key to Remembering Training When You Need It

May 17, 2013 |

Training for reality is the Holy Grail for police trainers. Iconic incidents from the Newhall incident to the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt continue to demonstrate that we need to train for the “real world”. Tactics are forged … Read More

In Memoriam – Corrections Sgt. Gilbert Cortez and K9 Mattie

March 26, 2013 | 1

Secretary of Corrections, Jeffrey A. Beard has reported that Sergeant Gilbert Cortez, 46, and his K9 Mattie were killed in an automobile accident Monday morning at 7:30 am.

Sgt. Cortez was the lead vehicle in a convoy … Read More