LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer serving in Afghanistan has been killed by a roadside bomb.

Marine Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Cullins died Monday.

The 28-year-old reservist was an explosive ordinance disposal officer. The Los Angeles Times says he died from injuries caused by a bomb that detonated as his unit investigated an earlier explosion in Helmand province.

The Times say Cullins recently recovered from a concussion he suffered in July while dismantling another bomb. In August, fellow LAPD officers sent him a videotaped get-well card urging him to come home safely.

Cullins is the second LAPD officer killed in Afghanistan. A bomb killed SWAT officer Robert J. Cottle along with another Marine in March .

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Comments (4)
  1. Angelino says:

    Brave man. Rest in peace.

  2. a LA City employee says:

    My deepest condolences to his family and my sincere appreciation for his sacrifice.. My he rest in peace.

  3. Marine Wife 0311 says:

    Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country. God bless you and your family.

  4. family friend says:

    God Rest You. We will keep an eye on your little brothers and your parents for you. They miss you so much!

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