“Incluso hasta los últimos momentos de sus vidas., Mike y Joseph demostraron que eran hombres de carácter,” ben lowry, jefe de policía interino de El Monte, dijo en la vigilia del sábado. “fueron lo mejor de nosotros. They were the greatest of us. I’m a better man having known each of them.”
El Monte Cpl. Michael Paredes, 42, and Officer Joseph Santana, 31, were shot and killed last Tuesday evening after responding to a report of a stabbing at a motel. Paredes and Santana reportedly approached suspect Justin William Flores, 35, which led to a shootout.
The two officers were pronounced dead at a local Los Angeles area hospital, while Flores died by suicide after turning the gun on himself, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office.