POMONA (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers, friends and relatives bid a final farewell Tuesday to a 28-year-old Covina police officer who was killed when his motorcycle collided with an SUV.
Officer Jordan Corder was on duty when his motorcycle struck a Honda SUV that turned left in front of him at the intersection of North Citrus Avenue and West Puente Street at about 2 p.m. on Sept. 30.READ MORE: Fashion Legend Andre Leon Talley Dies At 73
“Jordan always aspired to be a traffic officer,” Covina Police Department Chief Kim Raney said during Corder’s funeral at Pomona First Baptist Church. “I know, you look at these motor guys in front of me, they’re saying to themselves, ‘What else is there?’ OK, so let’s be honest with each other. We all know there’s cops, and there’s motor cops.”
Corder was thrown from the motorcycle and the other driver, a 75-year-old woman who was the sole occupant of the SUV, was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.READ MORE: COVID Positivity Rate Drops Among Students And Staff
The fatal crash is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol, which will forward its findings to the Covina Police Department.
Corder was a seven-year veteran of the Covina Police Department and has been a member of its traffic division since May. He is survived by his wife, Kelsey; his father, Mark, a retired Covina police captain; and his mother, Diane. His sister, Melissa Coterel, is a police dispatcher in Ontario.
Following the funeral, a procession led from the church to Covina’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park for a graveside service. However, according to reports, Corder is expected to be buried in Arizona, where his parents live.MORE NEWS: One Juvenile Shot Near Schools In Watts
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