LAPD Officer Killed in Afghanistan to be Honored

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A funeral procession for a Marine reservist killed in Afghanistan is heading through downtown Los Angeles.

A horse-drawn carriage carrying the body of Los Angeles police SWAT team Officer Robert J. Cottle was accompanied by dozens of officers Tuesday morning. The procession began in front of police headquarters and moved several blocks to the Roman Catholic cathedral.

Cottle was killed with another Marine last month when their armored vehicle struck a bomb. He was 45.

Cottle was the first LAPD officer to die in combat in Afghanistan, where he'd served two previous tours of duty and returned last August.

He leaves a wife and infant daughter.


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