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Shock, Grief Over Death Of Oxnard Police Officer

Grief counselors were on hand at a South Coast high school Thursday, as students and faculty members found out that an Oxnard Police Officer assigned to their campus died in a traffic accident. Officer Nathan Martin had just left the police station after work Wednesday afternoon when he headed eastbound on Third Street on his motorcycle. Investigators say a big rig made a left turn in front of him near Campton Drive, and the officer collided with it.

He died at a hospital a short time later. The 45 year old served the department in a number of capacities. He was currently the School Resource Officer at Hueneme High School. Martin is survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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