March 20, 2018
Memorial held for sheriff's deputy Larry Falce
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Memorial services were held Tuesday for sheriff's deputy Larry Falce.

Several hundred people attended a memorial at Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland. Burial was at the Riverside National Cemetery

The San Bernardino Sheriff's Employees Association has established a fund for Deputy Falce's family.

District Attorney Mike Ramos vows a vigorous court fight against a gang member over Falce's ‘road rage’ death.

Ramos has brought murder charges against Alonzo Smith, a 30-year-old career criminal, declaring that Smith “needs to spend the rest of his life in prison’.

Smith was arrested December 31st at his girlfriend’s home several hours after he was seen punching the off-duty deputy and knocking him to the ground after their vehicles were involved in a minor collision.

Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Falce had slowed because of two dogs in the street causing a rear-end crash. Smith was seen on surveillance video confronting Falce and throwing the facial punch that claimed the life of the 70-year-old deputy 2-days later.

Smith drove away, but witnesses provided information that led to his arrest 6-hours later.

Ramos, angered over Smith’s early release for previous crimes and several arrests, vowed to take this case to the State Supreme Court if necessary.
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