A small group of community members is raising money to build a memorial for Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies who died in the line of duty while serving the Foothills decades ago.
Planned for a grassy area just outside the station’s entrance at 4554 Briggs Ave. in La Crescenta, the semi-circular stone structure — roughly three feet high and 18 feet in diameter — would invite visitors to step up into a paved area featuring a raised bronze Sheriff’s star.
A bronze memorial plaque along the inside of the wall would feature two names: Dep. David A. Horr, who was shot on Dec. 7, 1957, while responding to a domestic violence call and later died from those wounds; and Reserve Dep. Charles D. Rea, who drowned on Jan. 26, 1969, during an effort to reach victims of rockslides and flooding in Big Tujunga Canyon.
“We thought it was about time that we honored these people. We’re hoping for something simple, yet meaningful,” said Lisa Dutton, a past president of the nonprofit Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group.