As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
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.
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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