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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:35 am | Updated: 6:26 am, Fri Dec 21, 2012.

A Stockton Unified School District police sergeant was killed early Thursday morning in a two-car crash on Highway 99 near Kettleman Lane, according to the school district.

The victim was Sgt. Kimberly Pinto, 39, a Sacramento resident who was a school resource officer at Chavez High School in Stockton at one time. She also served on patrol and was part of the department’s community policing effort, according to school district spokeswoman Dianne Barth-Feist. She was a University of the Pacific graduate and previously served on Pacific’s police force.

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  • Mike Adams posted at 9:09 am on Thu, Dec 27, 2012.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1572

    Kimberly Pinto was a good officer. Her loss will be felt by the entire district. She made a tragic mistake that could have cost the lives of others.

    Defensive driving is part of every POST academy. As described in the story, speeding and aggressive driving cost her her life. If she had been in a police car, with lights and siren, the other drivers would have reacted like they were trained, pulling to the right lane. For other drivers, a private vehicle driving erratically, puts them in a dangerous situation. The second driver appears to have been courteous, moving over.

    This should be a lesson. Getting anywhere by speeding or aggressive driving, for any reason, is dangerous for the driver and others on the road.
    Getting there in one piece is a better outcome than getting an unexpected trip to the morgue.

  • Ron Werner posted at 3:56 pm on Sun, Dec 23, 2012.

    Ron Werner Posts: 101

    Evidently driver safety is not part of the SUSD resource officer curriculum.

  • Larry Hamilton posted at 11:44 am on Sun, Dec 23, 2012.

    Larry Hamilton Posts: 53

    she almost cost the life of the other guy,

  • Todd Cronin posted at 7:20 pm on Fri, Dec 21, 2012.

    Todd Posts: 143

    Where is MY commit at??



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