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Memorial to be held for slain Palm Springs officers

6 months 1 week 1 day ago October 18, 2016 Oct 18, 2016 Tuesday, October 18 2016 October 18, 2016 3:28 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - A memorial service will be held for two Palm Springs police officers shot to death when responding to a domestic disturbance call at the home of the family of an ex-convict.

Officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny will be honored at a service today in the Palm Springs Convention Center before they are laid to rest.

Authorities say the officers were killed Oct. 8 when 26-year-old ex-convict John Felix opened fire on them with an assault rifle through a metal screen door.

The deaths of 63-year-old Vega and 27-year-old Zerebny rocked the tight-knit community 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Residents have left bouquets, balloons and notes outside the police station and have been selling T-shirts to raise money for the officers' families.

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