Monterey Park Police are mourning the death of one of their own – Officer Adrian Carrillo who was killed in a car accident when he off duty.
Police Officer Carrillo, 36, died in an off-duty vehicle collision on the north bound 605 freeway early Monday (8-14-17) morning.
“Officer Carrillo had been with the Department since December of 2015 and was well liked by both his colleagues and the community,” a city announcement stated.
“He was highly regarded and respected by those who knew him. His loss has deeply affected the department personnel and he will be missed by all members of the police department and by fellow Monterey Park city employees. We grieve alongside his family and friends.”
City Manager Ron Bow and Police Chief Jim Smith on behalf of the Monterey Park City Council, police department employees and all city employees expressed their condolences to Carrillo’s family and friends.
A KTLA television news broadcast said the crash occurred on the northbound side of the freeway near the 105 Freeway interchange. The accident appeared to be single-vehicle roll-over accident.
The accident is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.