San Diego Officers Killed In Wrong-Way Crash Identified As Married Couple
San Diego, US: The two detectives killed last week in a wrong-way car accident have been identified as a married couple.
Last Friday morning, the California Highway Patrol received a call about a vehicle driving north on Interstate 5 against traffic. Shortly after, a call about a crash followed.
The errant Honda Civic crashed into a Ford occupied by two cops, who have since been identified as Jamie Huntley-Park, 33, and Ryan Park, 32.
Detectives Jamie Huntley-Park & Ryan Park touched countless lives in our department and our community.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out today. We ask that you keep the Huntley & Park families in your thoughts and prayers. Rest Easy. pic.twitter.com/ddCyGqgB0Y
— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) June 5, 2021
In a recent statement, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said the following:
“Today, my heart aches as we mourn the tragic passing of two decorated detectives.
They were an incredible part of our team who helped countless San Diegans,” he said, adding that they were promoted to detectives in 2018.
Today, my heart aches as we mourn the tragic passing of two decorated detectives. I had the honor of promoting Detective Jamie Huntley-Park & Detective Ryan Park in 2018. They were an incredible part of our team who helped countless San Diegans. pic.twitter.com/lxdfrlJOUE
— David Nisleit (@ChiefNisleit) June 5, 2021
The two met in the police academy back in 2012 and tied the knot in 2016.
“Jamie and Ryan spent their lives serving the city, protecting the city. And so, I express my appreciation to both of them for their service and sacrifice to the city, and to the people who live here,” San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria said at a press meeting. “Again, I extend my condolences on behalf of a grateful city, to their families.”
I ask San Diegans to keep the officers and their families in your prayers. 2/2
— San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria (@MayorToddGloria) June 4, 2021
The officers were off-duty at the time of the fatal accident.
The name of the errant driver, who also died, has not yet been made public. According to authorities, the Honda started burning after the crash.
Rest in Peace Ryan Park & Jamie Huntley-Park, the married @SanDiegoPD detectives who were killed in a wrong way collision on Friday. Thank you for your service to San Diego. pic.twitter.com/CdWpIRPwJD
— Marie Coronel (@10NewsCoronel) June 5, 2021
Details about the crash – including vehicle speed and any possible intoxicants – are currently being investigated.
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