One motor cop was killed and another broke his leg yesterday in Torrance when they rode head-on into each other at high-speed. The officers were escorting a funeral procession for another officer who had died of cancer. They were doing what is known as ‘leap-frogging.’ The idea is that an officer blocks an intersection until the last car in the procession passes, then rides as fast as he can to the next intersection to block traffic. How the officers collided head-on hasn’t been explained.
It’s nice to know that police officers always wear armored abrasion resistant gear, full-face helmets and obey the traffic laws they’re there to enforce.