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Crime Off-duty LA County sheriff's detective struck, killed by vehicle in Valley Village

17:51  13 january  2020
17:51  13 january  2020 Source:   abc7.com

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An off - duty Los Angeles County Sheriff ’ s detective died after being struck by a vehicle in Valley Village on Sunday, authorities said. Leist got out of her to help the pedestrian get safely to the sidewalk. “While she was returning to her vehicle , she was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound

VALLEY VILLAGE (CBSLA) – An off - duty Sheriff ’ s Detective was struck and killed by a vehicle in Valley Village after assisting a person cross the street Sunday. He said that officers from the Valley Traffic Division and were still on scene conducting their investigation, but it would be “quite some time

An off-duty sheriff's detective who was helping an elderly woman cross the street was struck and killed by a vehicle in Valley Village Sunday morning, officials say.

The detective was identified as Amber Joy Leist, a 12-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. She was the 41-year-old mother of two sons, ages 17 and 20.

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#BREAKING Off - duty LA County sheriff ' s detective struck , killed by vehicle in Valley Village after helping transient cross streethttps And I am tired of our officers getting hurt and killed by brain dead, h u a drivers. Enough ! To drive thru that area means to be on the

An off - duty sheriff ’ s detective was struck and killed by a car while she was in the middle of helping an elderly woman cross the street who had fallen in the middle of the road. Amber Joy Leist, a 41-year-old mother of two sons aged 17 and 20 and a 12-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’ s .

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Det. Amber Leist was killed while off-duty helping someone cross the street.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Leist was stopped in her car near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Whitsett Avenue around 11 a.m. when she saw a woman stumble as she tried to cross the street. Leist put her car in park and went to help the woman cross.

While returning to her vehicle, she was struck by a car heading eastbound on Riverside after the light had turned green, Villanueva said.

Leist was brought to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

"It's one of those things that, when it did happen, what was she doing? She was helping somebody. That's a quintessential deputy sheriff," Villanueva said. "We are shocked and stunned by the sudden loss of a family member."

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An off - duty sheriff ’ s detective got out of her car to help a pedestrian cross the street but was struck and killed on her way back to her car. As seen on NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.

Dozens of law enforcement vehicles formed a procession, and a line of deputies saluted Leist as her flag-draped coffin was taken inside the morgue.

Leist had held various positions with the department in her 12 years, including working as a north county corrections officer, a deputy in Lancaster and a school resource officer. She had spent the last five years with the West Hollywood station where she was promoted to detective.

The driver stopped at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. The crash remains under investigation.

A makeshift memorial - including flowers, a candle and picture of Leist - is growing outside the West Hollywood station

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