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US Police officer and mother of two killed while helping elderly woman cross the street

11:55  13 january  2020
11:55  13 january  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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

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

A police officer filmed three young men helping an 89-year-old woman who was struggling near her car In Carnegie’s video, two of the men steady Rose as she struggles to stand, while David holds her hand. They maneuver Rose into the passenger’s seat and a third man helps David with his walker.

An off-duty sheriff's detective was struck and killed by a vehicle on Sunday after she helped an elderly woman cross the street , Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. Police officer , firefighter in texas among 11 dead after storm brings severe The video also showed two people hugging

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.

a man wearing a black shirt: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Det. Amber Leist was killed on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, while helping an elderly woman cross the street in Valley Village, California.© Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Det. Amber Leist was killed on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, while helping an elderly woman cross the street in Valley Village, California.

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 Department, had stopped her car in Valley Village, California, on Sunday morning at around 11 a.m. when she saw an elderly woman fall while she was crossing the street.

Vigil held for LA sheriff's detective killed after helping pedestrians in Valley Village

  Vigil held for LA sheriff's detective killed after helping pedestrians in Valley Village Vigil held for LA sheriff's detective killed after helping pedestrians in Valley Village

Lubbock firefighter, police officer killed while working crash on Interstate 27. AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police have identified an elderly woman killed after she was hit by a car in east Austin Wednesday. She started to cross the street and was hit by the BMW in the middle of the roadway.

The unnamed police officer in Anaheim, California, got out of his car to help . He guided the woman , who was using a walker, through a busy intersection. California cop becomes Internet hero after he is filmed helping an elderly woman cross the street .

Leist parked her car near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Whitsett Avenue to help the fallen woman but was struck by an oncoming vehicle when she attempted to return to her car.

Leist was immediately taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

"Today the LA County Sheriff's Department is grieving," said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva in a statement on Twitter. "We are shocked and stunned by the sudden loss of a family member … She was an outstanding detective who lead by example."

Leist had a colorful and varied 12-year career including working as a north county corrections officer, a deputy in Lancaster as well as a school resource officer. Leist had spent the last five years with the West Hollywood station where she had been promoted to detective.

Police are investigating the circumstances around the accident but the driver involved in Leist’s death stopped at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.

Police: Driver who crushed elderly woman unloading her car was intoxicated .
A driver who police said was intoxicated plowed into an elderly woman in Southeast Portland Monday afternoon, badly crushing her legs. The victim's injuries are "extremely severe," a Portland Police spokesman told KGW Monday night. Officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian-involved crash in the 4800 block of Southeast Steele Street at 1:18 p.m. They found a 75-year-old woman had been crushed between two cars. The victim had beenThe victim's injuries are "extremely severe," a Portland Police spokesman told KGW Monday night.

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