Line of Duty
CHP Officer struck while conducting an enforcement stop
On June 9, 2010, California Highway Patrol Officer Philip Ortiz 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.
He is survived by his wife, parents, sister and a large extended family. 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.