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Monday, November 7, 2016

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck recovering after dirt bike accident NR16337aj

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck was riding his motorcycle off road in the Tehachapi Mountains, north of Los Angeles, with a group friends. Chief Beck fell on a rocky trail and fractured his pelvis. He was able to ride his bike back to his truck and after driving home received emergency medical care at a local hospital. "I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes as I recuperate from my recent motorcycle mishap," said Chief Beck. "As always, I am in constant contact with my LAPD command staff and will be working diligently while I recuperate to continue leading the men and women of the LAPD." Beck will receive follow up care, which may include surgery on Monday. Doctors say he is expected to have a full, speedy recovery and return to the office within the next week.

Chief Beck has been a competitive off-road motorcycle rider for the past 40 years and is a current and past National Police & Fire Champion.


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