Sgt. Major Robert Cottle, a 27-year Marine veteran killed in Afghanistan in late March, was a high-ranking Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officer. Cottle was the first LAPD officer to be killed in the war, and his death struck a nerve for many. His flag-draped coffin was pulled through the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Salutes Officer Killed In Afghanistan
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