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LAPD Crash Folo - 1

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Sgt. Rosie Mejia of the LAPD's Hollywood Division prepares to go out on a patrol shift on Monday, May 12. Mejia is from the same division as officer Nicholas Lee, who was killed when his patrol car collided with a commercial vehicle on March 7.

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Sgt. Rosie Mejia of the LAPD's Hollywood Division goes on a patrol shift on Monday, May 12. Mejia is from the same division as officer Nicholas Lee, who was killed when his patrol car collided with a commercial vehicle on March 7.

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Officer Nicholas Lee's name is marked in red on a mural inside LAPD's Hollywood Division. Lee was killed when his patrol car collided with a commercial vehicle on March 7.

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A star for officer Nicholas Lee sits at the front steps of LAPD's Hollywood Division. Lee was killed when his patrol car collided with a commercial vehicle on March 7.

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Ribbons are tied around trees outside LAPD's Hollywood Division to remember officer Nicholas Lee. Lee was killed when his patrol car collided with a commercial vehicle on March 7.

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Photographs of officer Nicholas Lee are on display inside LAPD's Hollywood Division. Lee was killed when his patrol car collided with a commercial vehicle on March 7.


There's another LAPD funeral today. Officer Roberto Sanchez died in a car crash while on patrol in Harbor City. Five officers have died this year, four of them in car accidents.

KPCC's Erika Aguilar checked in with the rank and file.


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