LAPD Officer Dies After Suffering Spinal Injury In Training Excercise
A 32-year-old LAPD officer has died following a "catastrophic spinal cord injury" suffered during a training exercise last week.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore called Officer Houston Tipping "a bright and uplifting young man with a full life in front of him," in a news release announcing Tipping's death.
The injury occurred at the department's academy in Elysian Park on Thursday. According to the LAPD, Tipping fell while playing out a training scenario that involved "grappling with" a colleague.
Officers immediately started CPR and Tipping was taken to L.A. County-USC Medical Center, where he died Sunday. His family was with him, LAPD officials said.
Today our city lost one of its young heroes, LAPD Officer Houston Tipping. A 5-year veteran, Officer Tipping patrolled the neighborhoods of Devonshire and worked as a bike instructor. He loved serving as a police officer. pic.twitter.com/ktjsTA0h70— LAPPL (@LAPPL) May 29, 2022
Moore called Tipping's death a "tragic loss."
Tipping was an organ donor and the department said that "over the next few days, his selflessness will save other lives."
Tipping was based at the Devonshire Station and had been on the force for five years, according to a tweet by the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
An internal investigation into the accident is underway.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.