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Thursday, May 2, 2019

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2019 Memorial Run for Fallen Harbor Area Officer Roberto Sanchez NR19119jl

May 01, 2019



Los Angeles: On May 3, 2014, Police Officer II Roberto Sanchez was killed when his patrol car was intentionally rammed by a vehicle at Anaheim Street and Senator Street. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Both officers were trapped in the vehicle and ultimately were removed from by responding emergency units. They were taken to a local hospital where Officer Sanchez died from his injuries.

The driver of the SUV fled the scene on foot but was apprehended a short time later and charged with murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, assault on a peace officer and leaving the scene of the accident. On October 18, 2018, the driver was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. Officer Sanchez had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.

On May 3, 2019, Officer Roberto Sanchez's partner, Officer Richard Medina will honor the five- year anniversary of his death by running in full uniform from the Fallen Officers Memorial at Police Headquarters to the crash site. "Roberto wasn't only my partner, he was my closet friend and I thank everyone who has supported me in doing this run," said, Officer Richard Medina.


What:
2019 Memorial Run for Fallen Harbor Area Officer Roberto Sanchez

Where:
100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

When:
6:00 a.m. (see attached schedule for route and times)

Who:
Police Officer Richard Medina, Harbor Area



DEPARTURE
TIME
FROM LOCATION

TO LOCATION ARRIVAL
TIME
BREAK
(if necessary)
0600
(START)
LAPD Headquarters
100 W. 1st Street
Central Division
251 E. 6th Street
0615 15 mins
0630 Central Division
251 E. 6th Street
Newton Division
3400 S. Central Ave
0715 15 mins
0730 Newton Division
3400 S. Central Ave
77th Division
7600 S. Broadway
0830 15 mins
0845 77th Division
7600 S. Broadway
Southeast Division
145 W. 108th Street
0930 15 mins
0945 Southeast Division
145 W. 108th Street
Anaheim Street/ Senator Avenue
(Roberto Sanchez' Memorial)
1345 45 mins
1345 Anaheim Street/ Senator Avenue
(Roberto Sanchez' Memorial)
Harbor Division
2175 John S. Gibson Boulevard
1530
(END)


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