Translate this page

Service Planned to Honor Lawmen Killed on Duty


Monday, May 19th, 2014
Issue 21, Volume 18.


RIVERSIDE - Representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout the region, along with local elected officials and loved-ones of the fallen will gather this evening for a service in Riverside recognizing the sacrifices of officers killed in the line of duty.

The Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony is slated to get underway at 6:15 p.m. at the Safe in His Arms statue fronting the Riverside Police Department on Orange Street.

The names of two lawmen who died in 2013 will be unveiled on the statue - - Riverside police Officer Michael Crain and California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Officer Gilbert Cortez.

Crain, 34, was slain on Feb. 7, 2013, by rogue ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, who went on a vengeance killing spree, targeting individuals he had convinced himself were personal enemies.

Cortez, 46, died on March 25, 2013, in a crash on state Route 79 Advertisement
Advertisement for Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary
[ Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary ]
near San Felipe Road in San Diego County. His K9 partner, a German Shepherd mix named Mattie, was also killed in the rollover wreck. They were assigned to a post in Norco.

Riverside police Chief Sergio Diaz, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff and CDCR Warden Cynthia Tampkins will be among those paying homage.

The Safe in His Arms statue, will bear the names of 62 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty after Monday.

According to the Riverside County Law Enforcement Memorial Committee, the fallen are comprised of eight Border Patrol agents, nine California Highway Patrol officers, one California CDCR agent, one California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement officer, two Cathedral City police officers, one Corona policeman, two Palm Springs police officers, 16 Riverside police officers, 21 sheriff's deputies and a Union Pacific Railroad police officer.

The list of names goes back to 1895.


 

0 comments


arrow Be the first to share your opinion on this article!
 

Add your Comment


Name

Images, Formatting, or HTML is not allowed : plain text only. You may post up to 5 website addresses within your comment.




Disclaimer

The Valley News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.

RSS FeedFacebookTwitter



Advertisement for Stellar Solar





Subscribe


Most Commented


Reach Local Customers



The Valley News The Valley News
760-723-7319 - 1588 S. Mission Rd. Suite 200, Fallbrook CA 92028
All contents copyright ©2014
About Us
Earthquake Information
Business Listings
Contact Us
Letter to the Editor
Report a website error
Sitemap
Online Digital Edition
RSS Feeds
Login