At approximately 2:30 a.m., Sunday July 10, Alhambra PD Officers Ryan Stringer and Juan Mejia were responding to an emergency call of an armed robbery in progress when their patrol vehicles collided near the intersection of E. Main Street and N. Garfield Avenue. Both officers were transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where Officer Stringer died of his injuries. At this writing Officer Mejia is in critical but stable condition.
Officer Stringer, age 26, joined the Alhambra Police Department in January 2009. He is survived by his mother and father, and four sisters.