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A 28-year-old Covina police motorcycle officer died at a hospital Tuesday afternoon following a collision with an SUV.

Officer Jordan Corder was on patrol, going south on Citrus Avenue in the left lane shortly before 2 p.m. when a northbound SUV, driven by a 75-year- old woman, made a left turn onto Puente Street in front of the officer, Covina Police Department Capt. Derek Webster said at an evening news conference.

Corder was thrown from his motorcycle onto the street. He and the SUV driver were treated at the scene and were both taken to Citrus Valley Medical Center-Inter-Community Campus in Covina where Corder was pronounced dead at 2:41 p.m., Webster said.

The condition of the SUV driver was not immediately available. Her name was not released. The SUV sustained major front-end damage, authorities said.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to both families involved in this tragic incident, as well as members of the police department, city and the community,” Webster said.

Corder was raised in Covina, graduating from Charter Oak High School. He joined the department as a community service officer in 2006 and became a police officer in 2007, Webster said.

Corder was assigned to the traffic unit as a motorcycle officer in May. He had been honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his work in DUI enforcement, Webster said.

“Our department is grieving as a family does in that we will help each through this, but we will never be the same without Jordan,” Webster said.

Corder was the son of a retired Covina Police Department officer, Covina Mayor Peggy DeLach told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

The collision is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol’s Baldwin Park Station under an agreement with the Covina Police Department, Webster said.

The CHP requested that anyone with information about the collision call its 24-hour number, (323) 259-2010.

Staff & Wire Reports

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