Police Officer Ricardo GalvezRest in Peace Bro…We Got The Watch
Downey Police Department, California
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 172
Police Officer Ricky Galvez was shot and killed from ambush while he sat in his vehicle in the Downey Police Department's parking lot at approximately 11:00 pm.
Officer Galvez was preparing to go off duty when he was approached by three suspects. One of the suspects fired into Officer Galvez's car, fatally wounding him. Another officer who was nearby heard the shots and pursued the subjects into the neighboring city of Montebello, where they bailed out of the their vehicle, fled on foot, and escaped.
The three suspects were apprehended the next day and charged with murder.
Officer Galvez was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Downey Police Department for five years. He is survived by his mother, brother, and sisters.
Nemo me impune lacessit
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.