WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — An officer with Southern California’s Whittier Police Department was killed in a weekend bike crash whereas off obligation, authorities mentioned.
Lanell Whitfield died in the crash Saturday afternoon in town of Lynwood, south of downtown Los Angeles, the division mentioned in a press release.
“Officer Whitfield was a beloved accomplice and good friend, and a devoted protector of the neighborhood,” the assertion mentioned.
Whitfield, who was in his 20s, turned a Whittier police officer final October after working for the LA County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. He is survived by his mother and father, police mentioned.
The sheriff’s division is investigating the crash, the Times mentioned.
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