A Funeral Mass for fallen Los Angeles Police Department Officer Chris Cortijo was celebrated April 22 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Archbishop José Gomez presided.
Hundreds of fellow officers attended the services for Cortijo, a 51-year-old LAPD motorcycle officer who died April 9 at Providence Holy Cross Hospital, four days after he was hit by a driver reported to be under the influence of drugs at a Sun Valley intersection.
Among those attending were family members of Nicholas Lee, an LAPD officer who was killed by an out-of-control truck March 7.
The former Marine served in the department’s Valley Traffic Division and had arrested more than 3,000 DUI suspects during his 26-year LAPD career.