Procession for an LAPD officer who died after a catastrophic training accident at the LAPD’s Elysian Park Academy

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A procession is scheduled for Friday to honor a Los Angeles police officer who died last week after a training accident at the LAPD’s Elysian Park Academy.

Houston Tipping, 32, a five-year veteran of the force who served as a bicycle instructor in the Devonshire area, was injured during a training exercise involving a confrontation with another officer, according to the LAPD.

Officer Tipping fell to the ground and suffered a “catastrophic spinal injury,” officials said.

Officers immediately began CPR and Tipping was taken to USC Medical Center but succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

In a statement, LAPD Chief Michel Moore said:

“The department is fully investigating the accident to determine whether additional action can be taken to ensure such a tragedy is avoided in the future by taking action, CPR and other life-saving measures, and commencing the work of the LA Fire Department.

“I’m also Dr. Kenji Inaba and the incredible medical staff at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center for doing everything they could to save him.”

He is survived by his parents Richard and Shirley and his girlfriend Britney.

A GoFundMe page was formed to help Tipping’s family and girlfriend.

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Laura Coffey

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