While coming home from a few shows last night I drove down Riverside between Glendale and Los Feliz Blvds. There’s been a lot of construction on Riverside and I remembered seeing firetrucks and the entire street being blocked off by a rather disheartened looking police officer last Sunday so I kept my eyes open to see if I could see signs of whatever went down.
I saw a sign, wreaths and candles up on a fence near the entrance to the 5. Something bad had apparently gone down on Sunday.
I turned my car around and drove by again, this time more slowly, reading the sign memorializing LAPD Officer Landon Dorris. I quickly went home and consulted the LAPD blog and found that Officer Dorris was killed after he was hit by a car on Sunday night. You can read the report about the incident here. It’s kind of shocking to read about death so close to your home, especially when it is someone in a position of authority.
My heart goes out to Officer Dorris’ friends and family and the entire LAPD family.