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Rep. Napolitano's Statement on Passing of Officer Jordan Corder

October 1, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) made the following statement on the untimely death of Covina motorcycle police officer, Jordan Corder, who died yesterday following a traffic collision:

“With deep sadness we mourn the loss of a brave young man whose dedication to service to his city and community will not be forgotten. Officer Corder followed in the footsteps of his father, a retired Covina police sergeant, and died tragically yesterday in the pursuit of justice.”

“Obeying traffic laws is critical and an inherent part of operating any motor vehicle. Accidents such as this could be prevented if we would all exercise better care when traveling on the road. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Officer Corder’s family, the Covina Police Department, and all of the families, friends, and loved ones touched by this tragedy.”

The tragic crash occurred yesterday at the intersection of West Puente Street and North Citrus Avenue in Covina when Officer Corder’s motorcycle collided with a Honda CR-V that was turning left, while chasing after another motorcyclist through a red light. Officer Corder was thrown from his motorcycle then transported with the other motorist, a 75-year-old woman driving the CR-V, to a local hospital. Officer Corder was pronounced dead at 2:41 p.m. The other motorist involved remains in the hospital, and her condition is unknown.


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