Covina motorcycle officer killed in head-on collision

COVINA, Calif. (KABC) -- A Covina police officer was killed Tuesday during a routine patrol after a SUV made a left turn and clipped his motorcycle, ejecting him onto the roadway, police said.

Jordan Corder, 28, was killed in the collision at Puente Street and Citrus Avenue at 1:55 p.m.

Corder and the 75-year-old female driver of the other vehicle were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The officer was pronounced dead at 2:41 p.m. at Citrus Valley Medical Center. The woman's condition remains unknown.

The Covina Police Department tweeted the following Tuesday: "Today, the Covina PD suffered the loss of one of our officers. Please keep our department in your thoughts during this difficult time."

Corder had been with the police department for seven years. He grew up in the city of Covina and attended Charter Oak High School. He joined the department as a community service officer in 2006 and became a police officer in 2007.

In 2013, Corder was honored at a Southern California presentation by the California Office of Traffic Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his outstanding contribution in arrests to help stop drunk driving.

"Our department is grieving as a family does in that we will help each through this, but we will never be the same without Jordan," Covina Police Department Capt. Derek Webster said at an evening news conference Tuesday.

The investigation into the fatal collision is being led by the California Highway Patrol Baldwin Park Station under an agreement with the Covina Police Department.

Anyone with further information or who may have witnessed the collision was urged to contact the CHP's 24-hour line at (323) 259-2010.

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