Corporal Tyler Matthew PinchotBuena Park Police Department
On September 21, 2003, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Corporal Tyler Matthew Pinchot, of the Buena Park Police Department, passed away, as a result of traumatic injuries suffered during an on-duty traffic collision.
The traffic collision occurred on June 13, 2003, at approximately 3:30 p.m. On that date, Corporal Pinchot was working a traffic enforcement detail on a police motorcycle in the 6800 block of Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park.
Corporal Pinchot was traveling eastbound on Orangethorpe, as he attempted to catch up to a traffic violator. As he was doing so, a Nissan Maxima sedan (which was traveling faster than Corporal Pinchot’s motorcycle) accidentally struck the motorcycle from behind, throwing Corporal Pinchot from the motorcycle. Corporal Pinchot sustained major head injuries, as well as substantial other injuries.
Corporal Pinchot was airlifted to UCI Medical Center in Orange, and he remained at that hospital until his death.
Corporal Pinchot is survived by his wife, both parents, five siblings (2 brothers, 3 sisters), three stepchildren, and eleven nieces and nephews.