Monday morning report, Sept. 14

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

1.) Eddie Tapia, the man who took hostages at Chris & Pitts last Thursday after leading police a pursuit, recorded a message for his children before he was killed by SWAT officers. 

One of the hostages recorded the video on his phone, and shared the footage with ABC-7

"I don't want to go back to jail guys, you know? Because you guys already know how (much) bad luck I got," Tapia, 41, says in the video. "I love you guys to death and I don’t want you guys have to be visiting me in prison." 

2.) Downey High's Student Learning Leadership Class created a "Stop Bullying" video posted on YouTube


3.) The Downey Razorbacks opened its 55th year of youth football over the weekend. The league posted photos on Facebook


4.) Legislators last week approved naming an Orange County interchange in honor of Tommy De La Rosa, the late Fullerton police officer who was killed in Downey more than 25 years ago. 

Working undercover, De La Rosa was trailing a drug suspect June 21, 1990 when he was ambushed on the 8900 block of Arrington Avenue. He was shot five times and died at age 43. 

State legislation officially names the 5 and 91 Freeway interchange the "Fullerton Police Detective Tommy De La Rosa Memorial Interchange."


5.) Downey Federal Credit Union is offering free paper-shredding and e-waste recycling for its members this Saturday, Sept. 19. 

Document shredding is limited to 50 lbs. per household. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.