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Motorcycle deputy injured in crash involving semi-truck in Valencia

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle deputy was injured in a crash Wednesday morning involving a semi-trailer truck in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita.

The crash was reported around 7:20 a.m. near the intersection of McBean Parkway and Creekside Road, according to the sheriff’s department.

“Apparently, there’s a semi truck, 18-wheeler, did a left-hand turn right in front and failed to yield for the oncoming traffic, the motorcycle, and it was a head-on collision,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

The motorcycle deputy, assigned to the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station, was taken to a hospital in serious condition. He was on duty at the time of the crash, the sheriff’s department reported.

 Villanueva identified the deputy as Chad Perrigo.

“It’s going to be a long

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Funeral held for L.A. County deputy who ‘made his own path’

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle Deputy Thomas Albanese, who was killed in a collision in a Lakewood intersection last month while attempting to make a traffic stop, was eulogized Friday as a man who loved his job.

Albanese, 41, a seven-year veteran of the department and married father of 7- and 11-year-old sons, was attempting to pull over a black sedan just before 9 a.m. Feb. 25 when he was killed at the intersection of Paramount and Del Amo boulevards.

Pallbearers carrying casket of Deputy Thomas Albanese of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Pallbearers carry the casket of Albanese at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar.

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Albanese was northbound on Paramount Boulevard when a silver Mercedes-Benz, which was westbound on Del Amo Boulevard, struck him in the intersection. He was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served four tours of duty in Iraq, Albanese joined the

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Funeral Service Held For Motorcycle Deputy Killed In Lakewood Crash

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle Deputy Thomas Albanese, who was killed in a collision in a Lakewood intersection last month while attempting to make a traffic stop, was eulogized Friday as a man who loved his job.

Albanese, 41, a seven-year veteran of the department and married father of 7- and 11-year-old sons, was attempting to pull over a black sedan just before 9 a.m. Feb. 25 when he was killed at Paramount and Del Amo boulevards.

Albanese was northbound on Paramount Boulevard when a silver Mercedes-Benz, which was westbound on Del Amo Boulevard, struck him in the intersection. He was thrown from his bike and died at the scene.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served four tours of duty in Iraq, Albanese joined the sheriff’s department in July 2013 and became a deputy two years later. He held assignments at the

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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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