LAPD motorcycle officer killed in cra...

LAPD motorcycle officer killed in crash was drunk

There are 99 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Dec 10, 2009, titled LAPD motorcycle officer killed in crash was drunk. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

An LAPD officer killed in a motorcycle accident last week had been drinking at the department's training academy campus the night he died and had a blood-alcohol level "well over" the legal limit, a police official said in remarks reported Thursday.

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Dougie

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#22 Dec 11, 2009
I'm sure they'll find that the bartender was at fault. A bar at the training academy! Oh yeah, on the job training. "See, this is what happens when you drive drunk". Cops NEVER do anything wrong, just ask one.
mslb

United States

#23 Dec 11, 2009
Kit Snider wrote:
Please print another story about LAPD officer Kenny Aragon. Tell us about his achievements and commendations. Tell us about the criminals that he captured to make the streets of LA more safe. Tell us about his service to his country as a Marine. Tell us about the special programs that he was responsible for that touched the lives of many at risk kids in the LA area. Tell us about his involvement with kids in his own community of Garden Grove. Don't leave us with just half of the story of Kenny Aragon.
"Dont't drink and drive.........
Topper

Temecula, CA

#24 Dec 11, 2009
Sorry for the death. Not for him but for his family. Hope this is a lesson not only for the cops but for the academy. They should heed their own advice and have a desinated driver. Better still ban drinking completely
Bruce

Eatonton, GA

#25 Dec 11, 2009
He was nothing more than a murderer looking for a victim.Fortunately the moron killed himself before he could murder someone else.I wonder how many people he arrested for DUI during his career as a drunk?
exmilitary

Long Beach, CA

#26 Dec 11, 2009
Was the accident actually caused by the alcohol,or from some stupid car driver.( I know it was a factor but what did cause him to go down?)
Insider

Lynwood, CA

#27 Dec 11, 2009
utter hypocrisy blaming a bartender at the Academy Bar .. the brass is well aware of the decades of very bad behavoir and the legions of cops who on weds and fridays are behaving like spoiled frat boys and driving drunk to the outter suburbs of Southern Cal .. it's just not DUI, but brandishing and lewd conduct with a groupie in the garden area behind a bush .. too cheap to rent a flop motel room down on Sunset

The achilles heel of LAPD has always been their overblown ego and this is illustrated by keeping open this anacrhonism of a bygone era .. it's really not a baquent room, but a cocktail bar even opened to other agencies and of course women .. the LA badge is usuall no longer a DUI pass with the CHP or other jurisdiction, but still works well within the city limits

I was part of this club, but found the Academy bar rather boring .. same with the Short Stopo bar down the street

My hangout was Chinatown..loved Yee Mi Lou's, and a few places in J Town (Little Pedros) and the late Little Jays on Olive .. they were a better class of cop bars with a smattering of interesting civic center types and much better female patrons

For the LAPD brass to feign they were unaware of gross 'conduct unbecoming' at the Academy Bar, is akin to that famous scene by Claude Raines in Casablanca

In keeping it real, I liked to drink and party with fellow officers, particularly back in the seventies when I came on

Blame the ego driven immature cops, not the bartender
current military

Eatonton, GA

#28 Dec 11, 2009
The "accident" was caused by a stupid,drunk,cop.
newton13

Los Angeles, CA

#29 Dec 11, 2009
Aragon served his country as a Marine, he joined the LAPD, and put criminals in jail. He never questioned why people called, he only gave the best service he could. His loss is a tragedy and something we can all learn from. Ken is dead, his family is suffering and the LAPD is less of a department without him. Don't blast him, instead thank him for serving all those years, and lets hope that others learn from this and will not make the same mistake. Ken was a buddy of mine.
Bruce

Eatonton, GA

#30 Dec 11, 2009
Thank you Ken,for driving drunk and endangering the public.
simple really

United States

#31 Dec 11, 2009
I'm sorry, but this is really stupid! A police officer should know better! It's very sad he died, but the LAPD should not have allowed him to drive or he should have known better! Pitiful!
yeah im Black

Surfside, CA

#32 Dec 11, 2009
although I despise cops with a passion, have to feel sympathy for him and his family.
Insider

Lynwood, CA

#33 Dec 11, 2009
NEWTON13

good point regarding Ken being an all around stand up guy .. in a sense he was an innocent victim of the LAPD's bravado and mystique .. not that long ago out Whitter way two young LAPD cops left a cop bar in S Whitter in a drunken show off craze shot up Bluff Rd in MTB .. arrested, careers gone gone .. you're great training has a big flaw in inculcating the elitist and entitled nature of the department .. LAPD officer's are making asses of themseves big time in off duty incidents, including driving 100 mph through Barstow on the way to LV

Back in the day, for those of us who liked to party, Chinatown was great .. a dozen bars in walking distance from HQ and at that time the blood alcohol presumptive limit was at .18 and then .16 and a little later .12

Most cops are players, so if you had a girl in close environes like ELA or even Newton you could sleep in off

Now, do you care to comment on the hypocrisy of blaming the bartenders at the Academy and if there should even be an Academy Bar

Hopefully, Ken's wife will get his pension as in the big picture of things, which civilians do not understand, he was also a victim of the culture
thin blue line

Eatonton, GA

#35 Dec 11, 2009
I'm sure newton13 has something positive to say about everyone who kills themselves or others while driving drunk.Right newton13? Newton13? Come on man,don't leave a Brother of the Shield hanging!!!
haha

Long Beach, CA

#36 Dec 11, 2009
Yes! i hope he dont get a honorable funeral either! lol
ex drunk driver

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#37 Dec 11, 2009
alcohol can be a very blinding, cunning and baffling liquid. sorry to hear the officer lost his life.

Since: Sep 09

Torrance, CA

#38 Dec 11, 2009
thin blue line wrote:
I'm sure newton13 has something positive to say about everyone who kills themselves or others while driving drunk.Right newton13? Newton13? Come on man,don't leave a Brother of the Shield hanging!!!
What is up with all these trailer trashes from Atlanta, GA writing bad things about cops. Consider that murder rate in the city of Atlanta has gone up and the citizens are scared out of their mind. You guys still have your liquor store closed on Sundays?
thin blue line

Eatonton, GA

#39 Dec 11, 2009
The murder rate is up in Atlanta.One of the victims was an elderly lady that was murdered by 4 cops who then planted weed on her.
Ken

United States

#40 Dec 11, 2009
Bruce wrote:
Thank you Ken,for driving drunk and endangering the public.
Oh Bruce, I write now from the heavens, yes your right, I should have called a cab and not risk endangering the public. Thanks alittle to late, I am dead now, but let it be a lesson for those out there, that are still alive, don't drink and drive. Ken say hello to my family. Ken please forgive me for what I have done. My family will miss me the most. At least I died drinking with my type of fun crowd. Peace out.
Robert

United States

#41 Dec 11, 2009
thin blue line wrote:
The murder rate is up in Atlanta.One of the victims was an elderly lady that was murdered by 4 cops who then planted weed on her.
My grampa was caught with 4 kilos of drugs, and the police machine gunned him, instead of arresting him. And the police slice my grampas cat, into slices with a machate.
THE KING OF LONG BEACH

United States

#42 Dec 11, 2009
newton13 wrote:
Aragon served his country as a Marine, he joined the LAPD, and put criminals in jail. He never questioned why people called, he only gave the best service he could. His loss is a tragedy and something we can all learn from. Ken is dead, his family is suffering and the LAPD is less of a department without him. Don't blast him, instead thank him for serving all those years, and lets hope that others learn from this and will not make the same mistake. Ken was a buddy of mine.
I am not going to blast him, I am going to thank him for killing himself and not any other law abiding citizens. It was not a mistake he dealt with drunk drivers daily and knows the damage they cause. Like most cops he thought he was above the law.

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