LAPD Officer Spree Desha was on her way home from work last Friday, September 12th, when her life was cut short in the tragic Metrolink train crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, the victims and family members of victims who were involved in this horrible event. The LAPD Blog offers a short tribute to Officer Desha. The photo below is a shot taken from the Sun-Sentinel.com website and shows LAPD and other Officers, along with rescue workers, saluting as Officer Desha is removed from the scene.
In the midst of the turmoil, one story gives credit to a hero Deputy, who was badly hurt himself in the crash, and assisted other victims to safety before collapsing from his injuries. LASD Deputy John Ebert suffered broken bones and a collapsed lung in the crash.