Costa Mesa police officer dies after medical emergency at home

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COSTA MESA — A Costa Mesa police officer died Wednesday night, Sept. 12, after suffering a medical emergency at his home.

Officer Oscar Reyes was a 13-year veteran of the department and served as a motor officer for the last 10. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Earlier on Wednesday, Reyes participated in the Orange County Traffic Officers Association Motor Rodeo, Costa Mesa police Chief Rob Sharpnack said in a statement. The competition, in Huntington Beach, is an annual motorcycle training and skills competition.

“In the evening, while at home, Officer Reyes suffered a medical emergency and was transported to a nearby hospital where he passed away,” he said.

The nature of the medical emergency has not been publicly disclosed.

Wednesday evening, a procession was held as Reyes’ body was transported to the Orange County coroner’s office in Santa Ana. Dozens of officers from multiple agencies stood and saluted outside the coroner’s building as the vehicle carrying Reyes arrived.

“Our department extends their condolences to his family as we also grieve this tremendous loss,” Sharpnack said. “We’d like to thank our law-enforcement community for their logistical aid tonight and show of support during this difficult time.”