LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Hundreds have turned out for the funeral of a Southern California officer who was shot and killed in a parking lot next to his department’s headquarters.
Mourners gathered Monday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles to remember 29-year-old Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez.
He was shot to death Nov. 18 near the suburban Downey Police Department in what authorities believe was a robbery attempt.
On Sunday, hundreds attended a vigil and rosary service at the Downey Civic Center to pay their respects to the slain officer.
Galvez was a dog trainer for his department’s K-9 unit. Eight dogs were brought to the service, where their leashes were removed and tied to Galvez’s casket.
Three suspects have been arrested and charged with murder.