Erika F. Urrea is a police officer. She works at the Lodi Police Department in Lodi, San Joaquin County, California, United States.
At around 8:44 a.m. on August 12, 2020, Urrea was in the area of Lodi Avenue and the railroad tracks when she rescued an elderly man in a wheelchair. He appeared to be stuck on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks while the railroad crossing arms started to come down and a northbound train was approaching.
For Urrea, what she did was not something her colleagues would not have done. Here are 13 more facts about the Californian cop:
- She is a single mother.
- She has been a Lodi Police Department officer since December 20, 2006.
- In 2011, her total salary was $77,219.24. She also received $41,620.91 benefits.
- In July 2012, she told The Record, a daily newspaper based in Stockton, California, the details of the arrest of Lodi women Cynthia Lopez and Gloria Escalante, who tried to steal cases of beer in three different places.
- In 2012, she received a total salary of $79,804.10 and $45,169.71 benefits.
- In 2013, she received $91,860.00 total salary and $48,037.12 benefits.
- In 2014, she received $92,677.00 total salary and $52,444.10 benefits.
- Her $101,274.97 total salary and $59,004.77 benefits in 2015 increased to $110,351.93 total salary and $63,312.43 benefits in 2016.
- In 2017, she received $106,659.99 total salary and $69,181.81 benefits.
- In 2018, she started to receive pension debt worth $37,489.01 aside from $105,745.39 total salary and $39,337.30 benefits.
- In 2019, she received $105,752.60 total salary, $38,508.00 benefits and $38,652.77 pension debt.
- The man she saved on August 12, 2020, who was then 66 years old, was taken to a hospital to be treated for a leg injury, York News Times quoted Lodi Police Department spokesman Sergeant Ricardo Garcia as saying.
- Interviewed about how she saved the elderly man stuck on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, she told FOX 40 on August 13, 2020, “I don’t feel I did anything that any one of my peers here, the men and women that I work with, wouldn’t have done.”