Street Closures, Traffic Delays for CHP Officer's Funeral
A 9:30 a.m. funeral mass is scheduled for California Highway Patrol Officer Philip Ortiz, who died in hospital several days after being struck while conducting a traffic stop on the 405 freeway by a driver using the shoulder. The funeral is at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown, and surrounding streets have been shut down, including Temple St. between Grand and Broadway, and Hill St. between Ord and First Streets.
Following the service, the CHP department will escort the funeral processional from the cathedral to a private interment service in Culver City. Motorists who will be traveling on the Pasadena Freeway (110) South, Santa Monica (10) West and San Diego (405) Freeway South should expect delays starting around 10:30 a.m.