Deadly freeway accident takes a heavy toll on Atwater security firm

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

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  1. My wife and I send our condolences to the Bishop family and his co-workers at Select Patrol. We are clients of SP and they always do a great job. Don Bishop will be missed by many.

  2. This makes me very saddened to hear. The folks at Select Patrol are great and I send my deepest condolences to them, and his family.
    I hope Daniel makes a quick recovery.

  3. Very sad news!

  4. This is horrible news. We have been subscribers of Select Patrol for over a decade and their employees have always gone beyond their duties to be of service. What a loss for the families and for Darren’s company.

  5. so sad that we all have plenty of time to argue about the minutiae of the neighborhood, and nothing to say about a loss. my condolences to the family and loved ones.

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