KNBC: State Senate Approves Resolution to Designate Stretch of 5 Freeway for Slain Officer

May 9, 2016

By City News Service

A resolution to designate a stretch of the 5 Freeway in Downey in memory of slain Downey Police Department Officer Ricardo Galvez was unanimously approved Thursday by the state Senate.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 111 would designate the portion of Interstate 5 between the San Gabriel River Bridge and the Rio Hondo River Bridge as the Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez Memorial Highway.

The resolution now heads to the Assembly.

The 29-year-old Galvez was fatally shot about 11 p.m. on Nov. 18 while sitting in his BMW 335, clad in street clothes, in a public civic center parking lot adjacent to the Downey police station.

Galvez joined the Downey Police Department in September 2010. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 2008-14 and was deployed to Afghanistan
and Iraq.

"My hope is that SCR 111 will help the community heal from this tragedy,'' said Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, who introduced the motion.

"They can take comfort in the fact that the life and service of this tremendous
individual will be remembered always.''


Via KNBC Los Angeles. View full text here