First responder to the December 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Officer Shaun Sandoval, serves as guest speaker for the 31st annual “Call to Duty” Police Memorial. The memorial takes place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., in front of Police Headquarters, at 11301 Acacia Parkway. The memorial is open to the public.
San Bernardino Police Officer Sandoval is a former Garden Grove Police Department Explorer, Community Services Officer, and Cadet.
The public ceremony honors the memory of Garden Grove’s five police officers killed in the line of duty: Sergeant Myron L. Trapp, Officer Andy Reese, Officer Donald F. Reed, Officer Michael Rainford, and Master Officer Howard Dallies, Jr.
The ringing of the Memorial Bell for each of the fallen officers complements a stirring 21-gun salute, riderless horse, and formal presentations to the surviving families. The Bolsa Grande High School Concert Choir will perform musical selections in honor of the occasion. The program will also include a helicopter fly-over.
The following street closures will be in effect on May 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: east and west bound Acacia Parkway, from Garden Grove City Hall to 9th Street; and Civic Center Drive, from Garden Grove Boulevard to Acacia Parkway.
For details on the memorial, contact the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5901, or visit Garden Grove City Hall or Garden Grove Police Department on Facebook.
This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.