The entire staff of the Genesee Sun and Lake Country Echo would like to extend our condolences to the Rochester Police Department and the family of Manuel “Manny” Ortiz. Manuel Ortiz, 52, was an experienced Rochester Police Officer who was killed in a one car accident last night while he was driving into work. His car crashed into a ravine off Empire Blvd. in Penfield. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officer Ortiz was a 22 year veteran whose current assignment was to the Community Affairs Division. He was also a firearms instructor at the BlackHawk Training Academy. He leaves behind his personal family as well as his work family. RIP Officer Ortiz and thank you for your service.
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