Day: March 19, 2021

Los Angeles County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy honored at funeral after being killed in Lakewood crash

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (KABC) — Funeral services were held Friday for a Los Angeles County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy who was killed in a violent crash while on duty.

Family members, friends and hundreds of law enforcement personnel gathered in Diamond Bar to pay their respects to fallen Deputy Thomas Albanese.

A hearse carrying Albanese’s casket was escorted by a procession to the funeral, where it was carried into Calvary Chapel Golden Springs by fellow deputies followed by a bagpipe player.

An emotional Sheriff Alex Villanueva was among those who eulogized the 41-year-old Albanese.

“It’s been a tough time in law enforcement,” Villanueva said, pausing to choke back tears. “There are people screaming at the tops of their lungs that cops are bad, and the less of us the better society is. And I say to all those — not even close. The world is a better place because of people

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Applications open for Springfield Police Department’s first-ever motorcycle safety course

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – You can now apply to participate in the Springfield Police Department’s new motorcycle safety training course.

The first session is set for Saturday, March 28. There are three more sessions available as well on April 18, May 23, and Sept. 12. The one-day, hands-on training course is meant for bikers with some experience to hone in on their safety techniques.

Lt. Robert Byrne with the Springfield Police Department said the course will cover a variety of topics.

“Safe motorcycle operations as far as braking and avoiding, threshold braking, maneuvering and safe acceleration,” he said. “Just extra safety tips beyond basic motorcycle operation to hopefully make the roadways that much safer.”

The program is free for motorcyclists. It is paid for by SPD in conjunction with a grant awarded by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Springfield police created the program after seeing an increase in motorcycle

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