Calif. motorcycle officer hurt near police funeral
CYPRESS, Calif. – A Southern California motorcycle officer has been hurt in a traffic accident after he helped coordinate the memorial for another motorcycle officer who was killed while accompanying a policeman's funeral procession.
Cypress police Sgt. Bob Cote (KOH'-tee) says the officer broke his wrists when he collided Friday with a truck that was turning into a shopping complex.
Cote says the officer had just finished his duties coordinating the funeral of 44-year-old Hawthorne Officer Andrew S. Garton at Cypress' Seacoast Grace Church. The accident happened about 2½ miles from the service.
Garton was killed last month in a collision with another motorcycle officer as they escorted the procession for a Manhattan Beach officer who had died of cancer.
Cote wouldn't release the identity of the officer who was injured Friday.