Officer Joseph SandersDecember 15, 2008 Santa Fe Springs, CA
On December 15, 2008, at 0420 hours, Santa Fe Springs Area Officer Sanders, #18781, was directing traffic at a prior traffic accident on eastbound SR-60 west of Azusa Avenue in the city of Hacienda Heights. A subsequent collision between two vehicles caused one of the vehicles to veer out of control and strike Officer Sanders causing major injuries. Officer Sanders was airlifted to USC Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries on December 15, 2008, at 0525 hours.
He is survived by his pregnant wife, two sons, one daughter, one step-son and his parents.