An employee of Select Patrol, an Atwater Village-based security firm that serves Echo Park and other communities, was killed Saturday night along the side of the 134 Freeway in Burbank after he had finished helping a co-worker fix a flat tire. Don Bishop, 55, of Long Beach, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a car as he was getting into his van, reports ABC7. His co-worker, Daniel Cukar, 27, was injured after being hit in the head with debris from the accident. Select Patrol* owner Darin Williams told The Eastsider that Bishop was on patrol in Pasadena when he responded to Cukar’s request for help.
“He was a good supervisor – a good leader,” said Williams of Bishop.
Bishop had joined the firm nearly two years ago and had recently been promoted to a lead supervisor of the 15-employee firm. Williams last spoke to Bishop on Saturday about the plans he was developing in his new job
* Select Patrol is an Eastsider advertiser