Police Officer Ryan Stringer Alhambra Police Department, California EoW: Sunday, July 10, 2011

Police Officer Ryan Stringer | Alhambra Police Department, CaliforniaAlhambra Police Department, California

Police Officer
Ryan Stringer

Alhambra Police Department, California
End of Watch: Sunday, July 10, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 26
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: July 10, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Alhambra Police Department
211 South 1st Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 570-5168

Police Officer Ryan Stringer was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car collided with another patrol car at about 2:30 am.
He and the officer in the other patrol car were responding to a robbery in progress when they collided at the intersection of North Garfield Avenue and East Main Street. Both officers were transported to a local hospital where Officer Stringer succumbed to his injuries. The other officer was admitted in serious condition.
Officer Stringer had served with the Alhambra Police Department for two years.

ALHAMBRA – A police officer died Sunday after two police cars crashed at Main Street and Garfield Avenue while on their way to a robbery at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Patrol Officer Ryan Stringer, 26, died at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena around 6 a.m., said Alhambra Police Chief Mark Yokoyama. It was not clear if Stringer was wearing a seatbelt.

On Sunday afternoon, Yokoyama called Stringer, a two-year veteran of the department, "a very energetic, very friendly police officer who was well-liked by other members of the department and the community."

Officials have not released the name of the other officer involved in the collision. He was listed in stable condition at Huntington Hospital. Yokoyama said he

Officers investigate the area where an Alhambra police officer died Sunday morning after two police cars collided at Main Street and Garfield Avenue while responding to a possible robbery. Officer Ryan Stringer was 26. The other officer remained hospitalized. (Adolfo Flores Staff)

had spoken to the officer and his family.

The two officers were responding to a robbery in a downtown parking lot in the 100 block of North First Street when their cars collided, Lt. Edith Lopez of said.

"At this time, we don’t know if any civilian vehicle or what else was involved," Yokoyama said.

Paramedics from the Alhambra Fire Department treated the two officers and took them to Hunting ton Hospital, Yokoyama said.

The California Highway Patrol’s major accident investigation team is spearheading the inquiry into the crash.

"We have several departments helping in the investigation for a number of reasons, one of which is to allow us to grieve the loss of our police officer, and the other is to allow full transparency in the investigation," Yokoyama said.

Yokoyama would not elaborate when asked about specifics of the crash, such as if one of the vehicles ran a red light, as one broadcast outlet reported.

"That’s going to be some thing Highway Patrol is going to determine through video, witness statements and scientific methods so right now we don’t have any information," Yokoyama said. "The information we’re dealing with is very preliminary on multiple fronts."

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is taking over the investigation of the robbery.

Margarito Magallones, a parking attendant in the lot where the robbery was reported, said deputies wanted to speak to the overnight attendant in case he saw someone or the vehicle that was connected to the alleged robbery.

The damaged police vehicles remained on the street until about noon as the CHP and other agencies investigated. One was near the sidewalk on Garfield Avenue, and the other was on Main Street.

The streets were closed near the site of the crash, forcing some businesses to remain closed in the morning.

The flag at the Alhambra Police Department was at half-staff on Sunday.

Stringer survived an accident on the 605 Freeway about a year ago after after losing control of his motorcycle, Yokoyama said. He suffered moderate injuries and head trauma July 2, 2010, when his motorcycle hit the back of a big rig.

He’s the fourth Alhambra officer to die in the line of duty, Yokoyama said.

Funeral and service arrangements are being planned, and details will be released, Lopez said.

"The department is certainly grieving. The family is here with us, and we’re working with them to help them in the process," Yokoyama said. "We also have our prayers out to the other officer being treated for multiple injuries."

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1 Response to “Police Officer Ryan Stringer Alhambra Police Department, California EoW: Sunday, July 10, 2011”


  1. 1 Nik Eake August 16, 2011 at 11:41

    I am saddened by officer Stringer’s death. I lived in Alhambra for 2 years and had a few unruly neighbors. Generally, he responded to the calls. He has a great sense of humor, listened well, and did his job. He was just a good guy. I still work in Alhambra and will feel the loss of such a wonderful officer.


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