Off-Duty Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash Was Heading Home From Work

Off-Duty Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash Was Heading Home From Work


— AT 10 STARTS RIGHT NOW. ANNOUNCER: BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT COMES FROM NOT OXNARD A VETERAN POLICE OFFICER OFFICER AND FATHER THREE KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH FOR TONIGHT SKY 9 IS OVERHEAD AS DOZENS OF POLICE OFFICERS PAID A SOLEMN TRIBUTE TO OFFICER NATHAN MARTIN OUTSIDE THE VENTURA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER. AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WE SHOULD HE LIVE THE CHIEF REVEALED THE OFFICER JUST LEFT THE STATION THAT WAS A MILE AWAY WHEN HE DIED. SUZIE: USE A 20 YEAR VETERAN ASSIGNED TO HUENEME HIGH SCHOOL. TOM WAIT WAS AT THE NEWS CONFERENCE AND JOINS US LIVE FROM OXNARD WITH THE LATEST. REPORTER: SUZIE AND JEFF SUCH AN EMOTIONAL SCENE AS THE CHIEF OF POLICE COMES OUT TO GIVE THE PRESS CONFERENCE SURROUNDED BY HIS FELLOW OFFICERS ALL VERY EMOTIONAL AND UPSET. AT THE BEGINNING OF PROCESSING THIS HORRIFIC NEWS WE HAVE A PHOTO OF THE OFFICE OR NATHAN MARTIN. AS YOU SAID HE IS JUST LEFT THE STATION ON HIS MOTORCYCLE ABOUT A MILE FROM HERE BUT POLICE SAY A TRACTOR-TRAILER DRIVER DROVE IN FRONT OF HIM MAKING A LEFT AND STRIKING HIM. EMERGENCY RESPONDERS GOT TO THE SCENE AND WE HAVE SOME VIDEO FOR YOU HERE IN OXNARD. WHEN THEY GOT TO THE SCENE THEY TRIED TO DO EVERYTHING THEY COULD. THE FIRST RESPONDERS QUICKLY KNEW EXACTLY WHO HE WAS HE’S WORKED IN OXNARD FOR 20 YEARS. HIS BROTHER WORKS HERE COME HIS OLDER BROTHER A POLICE OFFICER HERE AT THE DEPARTMENT. THERE WAS ALSO A VERY POWERFUL AND MOVING SCENE THIS EVENING AS THE PROCESSION WAS HELD FROM THE HOSPITAL WHERE THE OFFICER WAS TAKEN A SHORT DISTANCE TO THE VENTURA COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE WHERE HIS BODY WAS TAKEN AND AN EMOTIONAL SCENE WITH THE COMMUNITY TRYING TO SAY GOODBYE IN SUCH A QUICK FASHION COULD ALL OF A SUDDEN THE FAMILY HAD TO PROCESS THIS TERRIBLE NEWS AND DETAILS COMING OUT. AS YOU SAID HE ALSO WAS A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AT HUENEME HIGH SCHOOL AND WE ARE TOLD THE COUNSELORS WILL BE ON THE SCENE TOMORROW IS THE CHIEF GAVE A VERY INTENSE SPEECH. HE WAS A GOOD MAN. HE WORKED HARD FOR THE CITY. HE WAS COMMITTED TO HIS JOB. HE HAS A BROTHER TOM WHO IS ALSO A POLICE OFFICER WITH US. THE STUDENTS AT HUENEME HIGH SCHOOL LOVED HIM IN THE FACULTY LOVED HIM. WE KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE IT HARD TOMORROW. REPORTER: ABSOLUTELY AND THEY WILL HAVE COUNSELORS ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS TOMORROW TO HELP WITH PROCESSING THIS HORRIBLE NEWS. THE FAMILY OF GRIZZLY IN SHOCK AT THIS POINT THE CHIEF SAYING

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  1. Oxnard Police are worthless racist and homophobes. So many friends dead to these dirtbags. Frankly not even many deaths will change that crooked hells angel county.

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