In Memoriam: Jimmie Lloyd Birmingham

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Jimmie began his career with the Corona Police Department in March of 2015 where he was promoted to a full-time position as a community service officer. Photo provided by Lynn Kaufman

Jimmie was a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers. He recently returned from a yearly trek to Green Bay where he watched a game with his family. Photo provided by Lynn Kaufman

The parents of Jimmie Lloyd Birmingham, Corona Police Department Community Service Officer, are saddened to announce the death of their son.

On Nov. 15, while commuting home on his motorcycle, he was involved in an off-duty traffic accident. After being transported to Inland Regional Medical Center, he was air-lifted via helicopter to the Loma Linda Trauma Center. Many life-saving procedures were performed yet he succumbed to his injuries four days later on Nov. 19. Jimmie and his twin sister were born Mar. 29, 1993, in Hemet, California, and moved to Canyon Lake about 15 years ago.

Jimmie went to Temescal Canyon High School and was active in many actives, such as AVID, football and weightlifting, as well as track and field. He attended Cal State Fullerton and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

Jimmie began his career with the Corona Police Department in March of 2015 and was promoted to a full-time position as a community service officer. He worked in patrol and completed a rotation in the Traffic Bureau. Jimmie cared deeply for his department and the community he proudly served. Before his passing, he was training to become a police officer with aspirations to promote to the command level.

A devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers, he recently returned from a yearly trek to Green Bay where he watched a game with his family. He named his dog “Lambeau” in honor of his connection to the Packers.

Jimmie loved many activities, such as snowboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, camping, motorcycle and quad riding and more. He always loved spending time with his friends and family and was often found vacationing with his in-laws, the Fogg family.

He is survived by his mother and step-father Lynn and Wayne Kaufman of Canyon Lake and father and step-mother Ken Birmingham and Linda Sandoval of Menifee. He also leaves behind his twin sister, Katelyn and her husband Clifford Volz, brothers Wes and Kyle Birmingham, a family of aunts, uncles, cousins and his niece Delilah.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the medical staff at Loma Linda for their continual efforts to save Jimmie. The family also would like to express their immeasurable gratitude to the Corona Police Department for the personal time given to support Jimmie’s family members, as well as their never-ending service and compassion during this difficult time.

There will be a Celebration of Life service for Jimmie at Circle City Center, 365 N. Main St., Corona, California 92880, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Jimmie’s honor to “Corona Police Community Partnership” (CPCP) at 730 Corporation Yard Way, Corona, California 92880. Please mark the memo line for the K-9 account, as Jimmie favored this program.

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