Reporting Randy Paige
DIAMOND BAR (CBS) — Alhambra Police gave a final salute to a fallen colleague at a memorial service held in Diamond Bar Friday.
Police cars passed under a towering makeshift flag post created by the ladders of two fire trucks, signaling the death of a law enforcement officer.
Officer Ryan Stringer, the fourth officer in the history of Alhambra police department to die in the line of duty, was laid to rest.Stringer was killed early Sunday morning while responding to an armed robbery. Another officer responding to the call slammed into Stringer’s cruiser at 2:30 a.m.
Stringer, 26, died a short time later from his injuries.
Inside the Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar, Friday’s memorial service began with a prayer.
“Ryan lost his life serving and protecting the community and we ask God that you would now comfort and protect all those who are experiencing the loss of his precious life,” Chaplin Mary Glenn prayed.
“We have lost one of our modern-day heroes and guardians of society in police Officer Ryan Stringer,” said Alhambra Police Chief Mark Yokoyama. “All Ryan ever wanted to do is to protect and to serve and we can find some solace in the fact, as his father Sonny reminded us, he died doing what he loved.”