Oakland Police Officer Jordan Wingate Dies from Injuries Sustained in 2018 Crash

Oakland police officer Jordan Wingate, 29, passed away in 2024 from injuries sustained in a 2018 on-duty car crash, marking the 55th OPD officer to die in the line of duty. His dedication and impact on the community will not be forgotten.

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Oakland Police Officer Jordan Wingate Dies from Injuries Sustained in 2018 Crash

Oakland Police Officer Jordan Wingate Dies from Injuries Sustained in 2018 Crash

Oakland police officer Jordan Wingate, 29, passed away on April 20, 2024, due to injuries he sustained in a 2018 crash while responding to a suspicious persons call at the Port of Oakland. Wingate's death marks the 55th Oakland officer to die in the line of duty.

On August 13, 2018, Wingate was critically injured when his patrol SUV collided with a car and a parked big-rig truck at the port. He underwent surgery and treatment for major injuries at the time, but succumbed to his injuries on April 20, 2024, surrounded by family and friends.

Wingate was a dedicated public servant who joined the Oakland Police Department in 2013 as a cadet and later graduated from the 176th Basic Academy in 2017. He was awarded 'Rookie of the Year' by the Oakland Police Officers Association in 2018 and was described as a hard worker who always had a smile on his face.

Before medically retiring in March 2020, Wingate had been assigned to the department's patrol division. He was a well-liked officer and the valedictorian of his police academy class.

Why this matters: The loss of Officer Jordan Wingate is a tragic reminder of the risks law enforcement officers face every day in the line of duty. His dedication to serving the Oakland community and his impact on those who knew him will not be forgotten.

Wingate's passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him, the Oakland Police Department family, the city of Oakland, and the law enforcement community. Funeral arrangements for Officer Jordan Wingate are pending at this time.

Key Takeaways

  • Oakland police officer Jordan Wingate, 29, died on April 20, 2024, from 2018 crash injuries.
  • Wingate's death marks the 55th Oakland officer to die in the line of duty.
  • Wingate was a dedicated public servant, awarded 'Rookie of the Year' in 2018.
  • Wingate medically retired in March 2020 after the 2018 crash that critically injured him.
  • Wingate's passing leaves a void in the Oakland police and law enforcement community.