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Probe continues in crash that killed Alhambra officer

July 11, 2011 |  8:16 am


A collision that killed one Alhambra police officer and seriously injured another as they responded to a robbery call remained under investigation Monday, authorities said.

Officer Ryan Stringer, 26, was responding to a call of a possible robbery at 2:30 a.m. Sunday near 100 North 1st Street when his vehicle and another police cruiser crashed at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Main Street, police said.

The officer in the other vehicle, who has not been identified, was also seriously injured. The two officers were taken to Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, where Stringer later died.

The other officer underwent surgery and was in stable condition Sunday.

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement saying he and his wife "extend our deep condolences to Officer Stringer's family, friends and colleagues. In the prime of his life, he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of protecting his community."


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Photo: Alhambra police Officer Byron Garay wears a black band across his badge Monday in memory of fellow Officer Ryan Stringer, who died Sunday. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times