LAPD motorcycle officer killed in crash was drunk

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. Full Story
michael

Fullerton, CA

#67 Dec 12, 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.
if he had any achievements we would of herad about it he was a LAPD how many people did he beat up how many people did he frame-up the people of LA need to wake up the police are your biggest problem they dont care about you they think they are above the law the laws are for you and not for them
Louis Medina

San Jose, CA

#68 Dec 19, 2009
So sad to hear about this tragedy , I went to high school with Kenny in Colorado and not only being a kind and stand-up man , he changed and made a difference in many peoples lives ! My heartfelt sympathies go to his family and friends that knew what a great man and father he was ! It just goes to show you no matter who you are or what you have accomplished alcohol can take everything away from you in a matter of seconds or slowly with devastating effects !
The REAL LeRoy

Los Angeles, CA

#69 Dec 19, 2009
yeah im Black wrote:
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i have had a lot of unnecessary experiences with the cops.mainly because, yeah, i'm black.i live my life according to the law like many other americans.they just seem to find a way to bother me unfortunately.i wish non-blacks could really experience it so they can understand what some of us go through.
I'm black and been around for a while. I have never had bad encounters with the police (outside of a speeding ticket or so) because I don't go looking for trouble, and I don't have chip on my shoulder about being a black man. I am an American, that's enough identity for me. The cops are a symptom of deviant activity.
LAmom

Los Angeles, CA

#70 Jan 18, 2010
Disgusted Resident wrote:
"They have ordered bar staff to undergo retraining on laws on serving alcohol?" What a bunch of fing idiots.. Apparently the police are only concerned with alcohol abuse when it can net them an arrest. I love their double standard-- it's cool to get drunk after you get paid and them drive home. Raids on medical cannabis dispensaries but serve more suds to the cops so they can drive on OUR streets drunk because it suits THEIR needs. What a bunch of hypocrites. I hope Beck does away with their little "unofficial, but regular event. Why are OUR TAXPAYING DOLLARS paying for a bar on OUR training campus?
Do some research BEFORE you post things that aren't true, "YOUR" tax paying dollars ARE NOT PAYING FOR THE BAR AT THE ACADEMY!
LAmom

Los Angeles, CA

#71 Jan 18, 2010
Robert wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Your grandpa deserved getting "machine gunned" for having 4 kilos of drugs.....and the cat?....well, maybe they were hungry!....I agree, this is BS and it probably did happen in TJ!
Williby

United States

#72 Jan 18, 2010
Laura Quebbemann

Los Angeles, CA

#73 Jan 18, 2010
How unfortunate.
Dougie

Long Beach, CA

#74 Jan 27, 2010
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.
Ken also turned out to be a loser.
Concerned Citizin

Los Angeles, CA

#75 Feb 5, 2010
You are an ignorant pice of crap for your commnet. This Officer would have given his life for you even though he did not even know you. Did he do the wrong thing/ Yes. But to bad mouth a Police Office and former Marine is just wrong.
Disgusted Resident wrote:
"They have ordered bar staff to undergo retraining on laws on serving alcohol?" What a bunch of fing idiots.. Apparently the police are only concerned with alcohol abuse when it can net them an arrest. I love their double standard-- it's cool to get drunk after you get paid and them drive home. Raids on medical cannabis dispensaries but serve more suds to the cops so they can drive on OUR streets drunk because it suits THEIR needs. What a bunch of hypocrites. I hope Beck does away with their little "unofficial, but regular event. Why are OUR TAXPAYING DOLLARS paying for a bar on OUR training campus?
servedasanameric an

Little Rock, AR

#76 Feb 14, 2010
Kenny was not a fool, and unless you knew him personally... You have absolutely no right to judge him as a PERSON. Feel free to judge his ACTIONS But You Did NOT know him as a person and therefore have no right to judge him on that basis.
American 1776 wrote:
I guess I was under the misguided impression that driving drunk was against the law, unless you're a policeman and you are then excempt. Drunk cops are less dangerous than the general public I guess. When they run a red light and hit you broad side you're less dead. Generally I defend the police but in this case there is no defense, if this officer hadn't been killed, he should have lost his job and been jailed, but we know that wouldn't have happen because some of his fellow drinker would have been the very same ones investigating the crime. What bothers me is a family,2 1/2weeks before Christmas morning a drunk, that had no reguard for his wife and children or their future nor any concern for the general public that he was paid to PROTECT and SERVE. I don't care what goods deeds he did in the past, he tarnished his own reputation bending his elbow to drink himself " above the legal limit" and I don't care how many drinks were sitting in front of him. Now, unless that bartender jumped the bar, sat on his chest, put a funnel in his mouth and poured the drinks down this thoat, this fool killed him self. Better him than an inocent bystander.
servedasanameric an

Little Rock, AR

#77 Feb 14, 2010
You are the immature loser.
Dougie wrote:
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Ken also turned out to be a loser.
Dougie

Long Beach, CA

#80 Feb 15, 2010
Crazy Horse wrote:
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Only loser I see is you. I wonder if your wife was one of the hoochies up at the Academy on Pay Night? I think she was.
Ooo, that hurt.
Dougie

Long Beach, CA

#81 Feb 15, 2010
servedasanamerican wrote:
You are the immature loser.
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At least I'm still breathing.
alan

Long Beach, CA

#83 Feb 15, 2010
Crazy Horse wrote:
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Perhaps Mommy should've douched you out behind the bar when she still had a chance.
Perhaps you are correct, nevertheless, the loser is still dead, and I am very much alive.

“Bring it !”

Since: Jan 09

Los Angeles, CA

#84 Feb 15, 2010
crazy story...sucks, but he should of known better that to drink and drive. especially on a bike.
Jessie Jackson

Whittier, CA

#85 Feb 15, 2010
So a police officer gets drunk and rides a motorcycle there's a news flash. I see police get drunk all the time and drive or ride they think there above the laws because if they get pulled over no other police officer will do anything but let them go. they never fallow any rules or laws hell they kill people and get away with it i just hope the city or county are smart enough not to give any money for his stupidity he new better i wonder how many people he put in jail for drinking and driving sorry but i don't feel sorry for his stupid ass.
Jessie Jackson

Whittier, CA

#86 Feb 15, 2010
servedasanamerican wrote:
Kenny was not a fool, and unless you knew him personally... You have absolutely no right to judge him as a PERSON. Feel free to judge his ACTIONS But You Did NOT know him as a person and therefore have no right to judge him on that basis.
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Kenny was a fool he was drinking while riding a motorcycle.I don't care how many good deeds he's done. good thing his stupid ass only killed himself and not some family police think they can get away with anything and how many people did he put in jail for drinking and driving he's a Hypocrite nothing more
CONSERVATIVE

Jefferson, GA

#89 Feb 15, 2010
INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY!
servedasanameric an

Seattle, WA

#91 Mar 15, 2011
like I said earlier... Judge his ACTIONS, I never said that his ACTIONS were okay... Good people make MISTAKES. Good people sometimes make wrong choices but that doesn't erase the good things that they have done with their lives. you did not know him as a person. He was a very kind and giving person who screwed up. Why do you want to HATE so badly?
Anonymous

La Habra, CA

#93 Feb 4, 2013
servedasanamerican wrote:
like I said earlier... Judge his ACTIONS, I never said that his ACTIONS were okay... Good people make MISTAKES. Good people sometimes make wrong choices but that doesn't erase the good things that they have done with their lives. you did not know him as a person. He was a very kind and giving person who screwed up. Why do you want to HATE so badly?
Most LEO's in Southern California are nothing but paid gangbangers. It may be different where you live. So, here, when one goes down, we just attribute it to karma.

Just because you knew what he was like off the job, doesn't mean you know what he was like ON THE JOB. I laugh at fools who are ignorant enough to think they know ANYTHING about how their friend or loved one conducts himself while performing his duties. The fact is, you don't know shit.

If pigs don't like us feeling the way we do, laughing at them and the families they leave behind, they should quit abusing their authority every chance they get. Until that happens, I'll continue to laugh & laugh everytime one goes down.

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