Funeral services will be held next week for a 28-year-old Covina police officer who was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with an SUV.

Officer Jordan Corder was on duty when his motorcycle struck a Honda SUV that was turning left in front of him at the intersection of North Citrus Avenue and West Puente Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Corder was thrown from the motorcycle and the other driver, a 75-year- old woman who was the sole occupant of the SUV, was hospitalized after the crash. Her condition was not available.

A viewing will take place between 6 and 9 p.m. Monday at Custer Christiansen Mortuary at 124 S. Citrus Ave. and his funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pomona First Baptist Church in Pomona, said Covina police Sgt. Gregg Peterson.

Following the funeral there will be a procession to Covina’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where a graveside service with full police honors will take place, Peterson said. A reception will follow, he said.

Covina police Chief Kim Raney said Wednesday Corder may have been responding to a traffic violation when the crash occurred.

“What it appears to be, and it’s preliminary, is that Officer Corder might have witnessed a traffic violation a few blocks away, but that’s unconfirmed,” Raney told KFI radio. “He was not in pursuit that we know of.”

Corder, who was pronounced dead at Citrus Valley Medical Center- Intercommunity Campus in Covina, was a seven-year veteran of the Covina Police Department and a member of its traffic division since May. He is survived by his wife; his father, Mark, a retired Covina police captain; and his mother, Diane. His sister Melissa Coterel is a police dispatcher in Ontario.

The fatal collision is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, which will pass its findings on to the Covina Police Department, CHP Officer Peter Bishop said.

City News Service

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