Officer Philip Ortiz
West Los Angeles, CA - June 22, 2010
On June 9, 2010, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Philip Ortiz, I.D.# 10428, was conducting an enforcement stop on the right shoulder of northbound I-405 (San Diego Freeway) south of National Boulevard. During the enforcement stop Officer Ortiz was struck from behind by a vehicle being driven on the right shoulder of the freeway. As a result of the collision, Officer Ortiz sustained major injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on June 22, 2010. Officer Ortiz faithfully served the people of California as a CHP officer for 28 years. He was a motor officer for over 20 years in the West Los Angeles Area. Officer Ortiz is survived by his wife, Jessica; mother and step-father, Irene and Claude; and sister, Anna.