Saturday, October 01, 2011

Officer Jason Prokop: San Diego police officer killed in off-duty traffic accident

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An off-duty San Diego police officer was killed early Saturday morning on Interstate 15 in Mira Mesa after he was struck by a vehicle as he was assisting a motorist involved in a separate collision, according to police. Another person was also killed at the scene, where a series of accidents occurred in the southbound lanes. Jason Prokop, 34, was a five-year veteran of the police department who was assigned to the Central Division since July 2007, according to Lt. Andra Brown. Prokop was traveling south on I-15 around 3:15 a.m. Saturday when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle that had stopped on the highway. According to Brown, Prokop exited his vehicle to render aid to the driver of the stopped vehicle when he was struck by another southbound motorist. He was declared dead at the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol, six vehicles were towed from the scene, where one traffic collision caused three other collisions in the pre-dawn darkness. The past 12 months have been hard on the San Diego Police Department. Prokop is the sixth officer to die since October 2010. On Aug. 24, Christopher Blakeley, 26, was killed in Palm City when his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck. On Aug. 7, Officer Jeremy Henwood, 36, died after being shot in the head the previous day while he was in his patrol car in City Heights. On
San Diego Police Department (California)Image via WikipediaAug. 1, Officer David Christopher Hall, 41, killed himself at his Clairemont Mesa home. He had been facing multiple charges related to an alleged DUI crash in February. On July 18, Detective Donna Williams, 52, and her 18-year-old daughter Briana were killed at their Rancho Peñasquitos home, allegedly by the detective’s 24-year-old son. On Oct. 27, Officer Christopher Wilson, 50, was shot in a Skyline apartment as officers conducted a compliance check on a probationer. Wilson died the next day.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He was my drill sargaent in basic training, I wouldn't be half the soldier without him, ashamed he had to go at such a young age, ds ranger, hope to see u soon. May he rest in peace.


Hews, Economy Featured on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.

WATCH: LCCN, Randy Economy featured on Fox News

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.”

Look for more segments on Fox News 11 during the next several days and weeks. Reporter Gina Silva is featured in this segment.

Randy Economy appears on NBC News Non Stop California with Colleen Williams

Randy Economy appears on California Non Stop with Colleen Williams from NBC News. Randy Economy appeared on NBC New's Non Stop California in June, 2012. This is what NBC said about Randy and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper recently published hundreds of e-mails between Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez and several property tax agents. The emails were obtained by the newspaper through a series of public document requests. This is the second set of documents published by the community newspaper that has been at the forefront of reporting and exposing the alleged pay to play activities between tax agents and Noguez for the past two years. Reporter Randy Economy joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss how their investigation began on June 25, 2012.”

Hear Randy Economy on the David Cruz Show!

Reporter Randy Economy on The David Cruz Show during the week of June 25, 2012 on KTLK AM 1150 in Southern California. The segment begins at the 56:00 part in this clip and lasts for thirty minutes.

Randy Economy on CBS 2 News KCAL 9 with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper featured CBS News with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan CBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan interviews Randy Economy and Brian Hews from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper the day more than 300 law enforcement officials raided 12 different locations in the political scandal that is consuming Los Angeles County. Thanks CBS News for acknowledging the hard work of LCCN!