Off-duty Long Beach Police Officer Killed in Crash
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 7th Place and Ocean Boulevard regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcyclist, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When they arrived on scene, officers located the motorcyclist on the ground with substantial injuries. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Ocean Boulevard when the driver of a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee made a left turn from 7th Place to westbound Ocean Avenue. The motorcyclist was unable to stop in time and struck the side of the Jeep. Several bystanders rushed to aid the injured motorcyclist until emergency personnel arrived. The driver of the Jeep remained at the scene and is cooperating in the ongoing investigation.
The motorcyclist has been identified as 33-year old Anton Fischer of Long Beach. Fischer is a three-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department and was on his way to work at the time of the collision.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to contact Detective David Lauro in the Collision Investigation Detail at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.
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