A detective with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was killed Wednesday while riding his bicycle.Sheriff’s officials said veteran Detective Duane Parkison, 42, died around 1 p.m. He lived in Irvine.According to a police news release, he was killed on Shady Canyon Drive, south of Quail Hill Parkway.When police officers and Orange County firefighters arrived, they found two other bicycle riders performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Parkison.A preliminary investigation indicated a Mercedes SUV and the cyclist were both going north on Shady Canyon when Parkison was killed. There were no further details on the accident, which was still under investigation.
Parkison died at a hospital.
He was married with three children.
The 35-year-old SUV driver and her infant passenger were not injured. Their names have not been released.
God Bless his family.—Paul Schrader