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October 23, 2006

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Calif. officer is fatally hit at scene of collision

Officer Down: Landon Dorris - [Los Angeles, California]


Biographical Info

Age: 31

Additional Info: Officer Landon Dorris had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 3 years and a half years. He is survived by his fiancee and two sons.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Dorris was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic accident investigation.

Date of Incident: October 22, 2006


Calif. officer is fatally hit at scene of collision

By John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Times

A Los Angeles police officer was killed in Los Feliz early Sunday morning after he walked into the middle of the street during a minor traffic collision investigation and was struck by a car, police said.

Officer Landon Dorris, 31, a three-year LAPD veteran, was taken to County-USC Medical Center, where he died from severe head injuries. Dorris is the first on-duty LAPD officer to die in the line of duty since 2004.

"The men and women of the LAPD are deeply saddened by the loss of a fellow officer," said LAPD Chief William J. Bratton. "Our hearts go out to his family and friends during a difficult time." ...

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