GARDENA (CBSLA) — Gardena Police Officer Toshio Hirai, 34, succumbed to wounds sustained from a motorcycle collision while riding his police motorcycle to work Wednesday morning.

The death was announced Thursday evening by Gardena Police Chief Tom Kang at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where Hirai was transported after the accident.

The accident occurred in the City of Los Angeles near the intersection of 238th Street and Western Avenue.

Hirai was with the police department for 12 years.

Hirai leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old son.

A vigil is scheduled for Friday.


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