Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 1, 2003
Contact Officer Felix Medina
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2594


Riverside County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony
and Candlelight Vigil

Riverside, Ca-  On Sunday, May 4, 2003, the Riverside Police Department and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will host the 20th annual Riverside County Memorial Ceremony, followed immediately by a Candlelight Vigil. This ceremony is being held to honor those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty throughout Riverside County.

A 5K run will begin at 4:30 pm and the ceremony will start at 5:00 pm in front of the Safe In His Arms statue at the Riverside Police Department, located at 4102 Orange Street.

Several agencies throughout Riverside County will be participating in the ceremony. Events will include the presentation of colors, a 21 gun salute, a bag-piper, a bugler, a helicopter fly-over (Missing Man Formation) and much more. Refreshments will be served.

Members of the community, along with the media, are encouraged to attend this ceremony to remember our fallen officers. For more information, contact Riverside Police Department’s Public Information Officer Felix Medina at (909) 225-4068 or Riverside Sheriff Department’s Public Information Officer, Sergeant Shelley Kennedy-Smith at (909) 955-2438.