Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials gathered in La Crescenta Monday to honor fallen comrades — a deputy who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call and a reserve deputy who drowned while trying reach flood victims.
Local and county officials honored the memories of Deputy David Horr and Reserve Deputy Charles Rea, who died in 1957 and 1969, respectively, at a new memorial at the Crescenta Valley station on Briggs Avenue.
Horr’s son, Don Sutton, said the dedication was a chance to find closure for an old wound.
“I never saw my dad again after he left for work that day, I never went to the cemetery, or memorial, this is my three-sixty back to La Cañada,” said Sutton, 61. “I’m pretty overwhelmed…thanks to the community members that gave time and monies to make this come to fruition, this is yours as well, you made it.”