Sgt. Steve Licon, a motorcycle officer of the CHP (California Highway Patrol), was killed in a crash on Saturday, April 6, after being struck by a driver during a traffic stop, authorities have confirmed.
The CHP took to Facebook to confirm his death and pay tribute to him. The Police protection company wrote, "Our hearts are heavy after the immeasurable loss of a friend, father, husband, and hero. Sergeant Steve Licon."
The company then wrote that Licon made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his community, adding, "Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here."
Here's the Facebook post, check it out.
According to the KTLA-TV report, his motorcycle collided with a sedan car at approx. 4:30 p.m. on Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore, which is nearly 70 miles east of Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Times reported that Licon appeared to be struck by an "errant driver" during a traffic stop on the freeway.
Three other people were injured during the tragic incident. They all were taken to the hospital with an ambulance. The conditions of the victims are still unknown.
In recent weeks, Interstate 15 has seen heavy traffic because of poppy blooms; the area has drawn thousands of people to there during weekends.
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