Rancho Santa a Margarita, CA- Officer Roberto Sanchez, a Los Angeles Police Department Officer Roberto died this morning in a violent hit-and-run in Harbor City earlier today.
The collision between a patrol car and an SUV occurred around 3:45 a.m. near the intersection of West Anaheim Street and President Avenue (map), according to Lt. John Pasquariello with the LAPD’s Harbor Division.
California Attorney General Kamalah Harris issued this statement:
“On behalf of the California Department of Justice, I extend my deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Roberto Sanchez. California’s entire law enforcement family has lost a devoted colleague. We will always remember his dedication to protect and serve the people of California."
While LAPD Charlie Beck tweeted: “We shall never forget Police Officer Roberto Sanchez. #LAPD hero who gave his life in the name of serving others #RIP," and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed his condolences through an emailed statement.