LAPD motorcycle officer suffers major injuries in crash on 210 Freeway

A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer suffered major injuries after he was in a crash involving two Ford pickup trucks on the 210 Freeway in Baldwin Park Wednesday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

According to the CHP, Officer Jeremy Hollings was on his way to work on the westbound 210 Freeway riding a 2015 LAPD BMW motorcycle between the HOV and No. 1 lane. Charles Lange, 43, of Alta Loma, was driving a 2013 Ford F-250 near Hollings as well as Jose Rodriguez, 41, of Moreno Valley. Rodriguez was driving a 2018 Ford F-250.

Lange was traveling ahead of Hollings in the No. 1 lane and Rodriguez was driving in the HOV lane behind Officer Hollings.

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Officer Brian Shaw motorcycle run expected to be biggest one yet, organizers say

Organizers of Saturday’s fourth annual Officer Brian Shaw motorcycle run expect this year’s event to be the biggest yet, attracting more than 700 riders.

“It’s probably going to be the largest charitable motorcycle ride in Western Pennsylvania this summer,” said Eric Felack, a spokesman for the event.

Proceeds from ShawRide IV will benefit the nonprofit Officer Brian Shaw Memorial Scholarship Fund. Shaw was shot and killed in a 2017 traffic stop while on duty as a New Kensington police officer.

“For people to pay tribute means a lot to the cyclists and the memory of Brian,” Felack said. “Along the ride route, people wave flags, hold signs and wave hands. They want to be a part of it because Brian was so special.”

The 65-mile ride goes through communities across the Alle-Kiski Valley and beyond, including Harmar, Harrison, Freeport, Ford City, Bethel, Parks Township, Vandergrift, Allegheny Township, Lower Burrell,

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Grand Prairie motorcycle officer fired gun at suspect during chase, police say

A suspect was injured Wednesday after a Grand Prairie officer fired a gun when, according to police, a driver crashed his car into the officer’s motorcycle.

The suspect, 25-year-old Jose Vega of Grand Prairie, was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, which police said were not believed to be life-threatening. No officers were injured during the incident, according to police.

Mark Beseda, a spokesman for the Grand Prairie Police Department, said police do not know if the suspect was struck by gunfire.

“There are two theories. Either he was grazed by the bullet, or he was grazed by glass fragments from the bullet going through the windshield, we just don’t know yet,” Beseda said. “There is not a bullet lodged in his body, I can tell you that. There were some superficial wounds.”

Beseda said police are in the process of obtaining a search warrant for

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Man charged with attempted murder in injury of motorcycle officer

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — A man was booked into the Central Jail Saturday on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, who was injured during a traffic stop in a Mira Mesa neighborhood, police said.

Moises Correa, 29, was also charged with assault with force and resisting arrest, according to jail records.

A motorcycle officer with the San Diego Police Department suffered minor injuries when a driver ran him down with a car during a stop at Black Mountain Road and Westview Parkway at 10:09 a.m. Thursday, police said.

The officer pulled over a black Chrysler sedan and the driver backed up and struck him before taking off northbound on Black Mountain Road, Officer Tony Martinez said.

As the officer gave chase, the driver pulled to a stop in a traffic lane, then accelerated in reverse, sending the sedan crashing into the motorcycle, according to Lt. Andra Brown

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