Deputy Thomas Arrives At LA County Coroner's | LPOS ANGELES, CA 2.25.21

Video shows Deputy Thomas’s procession arriving at LA County Coroners Office with family and Sheriff Alex Villanueva awaiting.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motor deputy who was killed in a crash in the Lakewood area Thursday morning has been identified as a 41-year-old husband, father and Marine veteran.

The fatal collision occurred shortly before 9 a.m. as Deputy Thomas Albanese was trying to initiate a traffic stop on a motorist in front of him, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.