November 20, 2015

Ricardo Galvez - Police Officer Fatality - Downey, California

Officer Ricardo Galvez, age 29, died on November 18, 2015, at a police station in Downey, California. 
Ricardo Galvez

Downey has a population of around 110,000 residents. It is located 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Officer Galvez was a member of the Downey Police Department. He had 5 years of service. 

Ricardo was known as Ricky to his family and friends. 

At 11:00 p.m., Ricardo was readying to go off duty and was out of uniform.  He was sitting inside his personal vehicle in the parking lot of the Downey Police Department. Two males approached his vehicle and opened fire fatally wounding the officer.

Tragically, he died at the scene. 

Another officer who heard the shots pursued the men into the neighboring city of Montebello. The two men bailed out of their vehicle and fled on foot. 

Two adult males and a juvenile male have been arrested in connection with this murder.

It is unknown at this time if this was a targetted ambush or a robbery gone wrong. 
Michael, Patron Saint of the
Police, pray for Ricky and
for those who have lost him.

Officer Galvez was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. 

The Downey Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He was a professional with a great attitude and an infectious smile. We was well respected by his peers. He will be forever remembered.

Ricardo's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He served his community and his country well. He was humble and family oriented. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Ricardo is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss him.

Thank you for your service to your country and to the community, Ricardo. 

Pray for all who go to work and who die because of it. 

Pray for justice for Ricardo.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers. Amen.

Pray that Ricardo is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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