Funeral Service for fallen Officer Kevin Sandoval

Please pray for the mother, father, and sister, extended family, friends, and fellow officers of South Pasadena Police Department Officer Kevin Sandoval who died Tuesday, June 14th after suffering a head injury during a training exercise with the Pasadena Police Department at a firing range in Azusa. The LA Times said that "Officer Kevin Sandoval, 23, was with other South Pasadena Police Department officers at the Burro Canyon Shooting Park when he collapsed shortly before 2 p.m and hit his head, officials said. He was given first aid at the scene and flown to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, where he was pronounced dead.

"It was unclear why Sandoval collapsed, said Officer Ming Hsu of the California Highway Patrol, which was handling media inquiries for the department."

Officer Sandoval was 23 years old and had been a law enforcement officer for two years and a cadet for eighteen months before that.

South Pasadena Watch Commander Sgt. Tony Abdalla remembered, "[Kevin] is what I would categorize as probably the best police officer that we would be fortunate as a City and community to find," said Abdalla. "He was very proactive, very community oriented—just exemplified what we look for in a police officer, and it is a huge loss.

Funeral services will be held at Lady of Guadalupe, 16025 Cypress St., Irwindale, CA., 91706 on Friday, June 24th at 11:30 A.M.

Following the funeral service, the interment location will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 21300 Via Verde Dr., Covina, CA. 91724.

Posted on June 22, 2011 and filed under Blog Updates.