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Motorcycle Crash Kills Stockton Police Officer

Motorcycle Crash Kills Stockton Police Officer

Motorcycle Crash Kills Stockton Police Officer

Motorcycle Crash Kills Stockton Police Officer

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton motorcycle accident lawyer. An off-duty police officer of the Stockton Police Department was tragically killed in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend while he was riding his motorcycle in Escalon located in San Joaquin County.

Authorities reported that Justin Kepler, a Stockton police officer, was riding his personal motorcycle when he has struck by a vehicle. The accident occurred on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Police Chief Eric Jones of the Stockton Police Department issued a statement describing Kepler as an incredible man and police officer who served the community members of Stockton faithfully. Kepler was hired by the department in April of 2016.

The California Highway Patrol performed a search for the hit and run suspect and eventually tracked the motorist down and made an arrest.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Kepler.

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I’m Edward Smith, a Stockton motorcycle accident lawyer. If you or a member of your family has been struck while riding a motorcycle, please contact me at (209) 227-1931 for free and friendly advice.  If you are located outside of San Joaquin County, please dial me toll free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice. I’ve been helping victims and their family members recover fair compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims since 1982.

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