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Off-Duty Garden Grove Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Anaheim

Off-Duty Garden Grove Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Anaheim

Cpl. Han Cho of the Garden Grove Police Department died in a car-involved motorcycle crash in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2023. (Courtesy of the Garden Grove Police Department)

City News Service

City News Service

8/8/2023

Updated: 8/9/2023

Anaheim police were investigating on Aug. 8 into the cause of a motorcycle crash that killed an off-duty Garden Grove police officer.
Cpl. Han Cho, a 28-year veteran of the Garden Grove Police Department assigned to the Neighborhood Traffic Unit, was fatally injured shortly after 3 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Glenoaks Avenue and Euclid Street, police said.
According to Sgt. Jon McClintock of the Anaheim Police Department, the off-duty officer, who was riding a motorcycle, was rushed to a hospital in grave condition and later died from his injuries. The other driver involved in the crash was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, he added.
Mr. Cho’s age was not immediately available.
Investigators do not believe alcohol played a part in the cause of the crash, Mr. McClintock said.
According to Garden Grove police, Mr. Cho was on his way home from work when the crash occurred.
“The Garden Grove Police Association will be coordinating with the Cho family on memorial arrangements and donations,” according to a statement from the department. “More information will be released at a later time. We appreciate the outpouring of support we’ve received from our local law enforcement partners and the community, as we navigate through these tough times.”
According to a GoFundMe page, Mr. Cho is survived by a teenage son, a daughter, his parents, two sisters, a brother, and a niece.
“Han was loved by many and his tragic passing has left all of us in shock and disbelief,” Mr. Cho’s sister, Sonya Chung, wrote on the page, which had raised more than $35,000 toward a $40,000 goal as of Wednesday morning.
Ms. Chung said the money raised will help with funeral costs and “to make sure that his two young children are taken care of as they learn to navigate their lives without their father.”
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