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LAPD Officer Among Dead in Train Crash

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TV News Stations are reporting that an unnamed LAPD officer died in the crash. Live video showed at least 50 officers lined up to honor their fellow officer before firefighters took the body out of the train. Update, 11:30 p.m.: Seven-year veteran Officer Spree Desha, 35, was off-duty when the crash occurred. She worked in the Office of Operations. Also: LA County Sheriff's Deputy John Ebert was seriously injured in the crash. (Updates via LAO, NBC)