Calif. officer dies from injuries after motorcycle crash

Officer Toshio Hirai had served the Gardena PD for 12 years

Duty Death: Toshio Hirai - [Gardena, California]

End of Service: 11/15/2018

By PoliceOne Staff

GARDENA, Calif. — A Gardena police officer died Thursday of injuries received in a motorcycle crash the day before, ODMP reported.

Offer Toshio Hirai, 34, was headed to work when his motorcycle was struck by a car. 

Hirai was a 12-year veteran of the department, where he served on the SWAT team as well as on the traffic investigation unit. 

“We are deeply heartbroken today,” the Gardena Police wrote in a Facebook post. 

He is survived by his wife and two-year-old son.


Update##### A candle light vigil will be held in honor of Officer Toshio Hirai in front of the station located at 1718...

Posted by Gardena Police Department on Thursday, November 15, 2018


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