LA QUINTA (CBSLA.com) — Fallen Palm Springs police officers Jose “Gil” Vega and Lesley Zerebny will be honored Monday at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s annual Blue Light Ceremony, which pays tribute to fallen law enforcement officers throughout the county.
The event, which is set for 6 p.m., will be held at La Quinta City Hall.READ MORE: San Bernardino County Cracking Down On Sale, Use Of Illegal Fireworks With New Reporting Tool
In remembrance of fallen colleagues, law enforcement officers and their supporters will display blue lights, symbolic of peace, until Jan. 1.
Prosecutors say Vega and Zerebny’s alleged killer, John Hernandez Felix, ambushed the officers in a targeted attack against law enforcement.READ MORE: NBC Will Not Air 2022 Golden Globes Amid Hollywood Foreign Press Association Controversy
Felix was arrested following a standoff at his home. He faces the death penalty.
A second ceremony will be held to honor Vega and Zerebny on Dec. 12 at the County Administrative Center, located at 4080 Lemon Street in Riverside.MORE NEWS: Game On: LAUSD Says Venice High Baseball Team Can Play On Renovated Field
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