Police to unveil fallen officer memorial

DOWNEY - The Downey Police Department will unveil a statue paying tribute to officer Wayne Presley during a ceremony Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. in front of the police station.Presley was killed on April 10, 1981 when he was assisting a motorist and was struck by a drunk driver. He is the only Downey police officer to lose his life in the line of duty. Funding for the statue came from the city's Art in Public Places fund. For more information on the event, call the city of Downey at (562) 904-2301.

********** Published: August 11, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 17