Officer Oscar Reyes, 43, was a 13-year veteran of his department
Duty Death: Oscar Reyes - [Costa Mesa, California]
End of Service: 09/12/2018
Yesterday at 11:24 AM
By Alma Fausto The Orange County Register
COSTA MESA, Calif. — A Costa Mesa
police officer died Wednesday night, Sept. 12, after suffering a medical
emergency at his home.
Officer Oscar Reyes was a 13-year veteran
of the department and served as a motor officer for the last 10. Reyes,
who was 43, is survived by his wife and three children.
Earlier Wednesday, Reyes participated in the Orange County Traffic
Officers Association Motor Rodeo, Costa Mesa police Chief Rob Sharpnack
said in a statement. The competition, in Huntington Beach, is an annual
motorcycle training and skills competition. “In the evening, while at
home, Officer Reyes suffered a medical emergency and was transported to a
nearby hospital where he passed away,” he said. The nature of the
medical emergency has not been publicly disclosed.
was a loyal public servant,” Sharpnack said. “He was truly passionate
about our chosen profession and committed to traffic safety in our
Wednesday evening, a procession was held as Reyes’
body was transported to the Orange County coroner’s office in Santa Ana.
Dozens of officers from multiple agencies stood and saluted outside the
coroner’s building as the vehicle carrying Reyes arrived.
our brother, our friend, a great father, and a husband. As a tight-knit
Department, we are devastated and feeling the grave and sudden loss of
our brother,” Sharpnack said.