Garden Grove

Police memorial on Thursday

BAGPIPES are traditional at memorials for law enforcement and military (OC Tribune file photo).

The 36th annual “Call to Duty” Memorial will be held on Thursday from 5-6 p.m. in front of the Garden Grove Police Department building on Acacia Parkway (east of Euclid Street).

Every year the GGPD and the community honor officers who died in the line of duty. They are:

  • Sgt. Myron L. Trapp (1959)
  • Reserve Officer. Andy R. Reese (1970)
  • Officer Donald F. Reed (1980)
  • Officer Michael  L. Rainford (1980)
  • Master Officer Howard E. Dallies, Jr. (1993)
  • Lt. John Reynolds (2021).

Garden Grove’s police department has more officers killed in the line of duty than any other agency in Orange County. Two –Reese and Rainford – were struck by motor vehicles, Reynolds died from coronavirus contracted while working, and the other three from gunfire.

Acacia Parkway will be closed off to vehicle traffic between Euclid and 7th Street.

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