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Police Officer Fatally Injured in Los Angeles Vehicle Collision

An early morning collision on the San Diego Freeway near Del Amo Boulevard, reported around 5:15 a.m., claimed the life of Officer Chad Swanson. The officer was transported to the hospital following the crash but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. The northbound lanes between Avalon Boulevard and the 110 Freeway were shut down as a result of the incident. Further details of the crash have not been released yet by the officials.

The untimely demise of Officer Swanson has deeply affected the Manhattan Beach community. Commenting on the loss, Manhattan Beach Mayor Richard Montgomery stated that the community is mourning the departure of a dedicated officer who was committed to the safety and well-being of local residents. He praised the late officer for his bravery and integrity. Police Chief Rachel Johnson also lamented the loss, citing that it leaves an indelible void in both the law enforcement family and the community.

Officer Chad Swanson had a notable history with the Manhattan Beach Police Department where he served since 2010 and had been a member of the motor division since 2017. In addition to his impactful career, Swanson was a survivor of the Las Vegas mass shooting at the Harvest Country Music Festival in 2017. His legacy endures, and he is survived by his wife and three children.

Source: LAist