• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Slain Los Angeles County deputy honored

November 30, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy David Powell is honored after losing his life in the line of duty exactly seven years ago on Monday.Sheriff Lee Baca, fellow deputies and Powell's family gathered in Artesia to dedicate a portion of the 91 Freeway in Powell's honor.

The dedicated stretch of highway is between the 605 Freeway and Pioneer Boulevard.

The 42-year-old Powell of Torrance was an 18-year-veteran of the department who worked from the Lakewood Station.

Powell was shot and killed seven years ago Monday during a suspected hostage situation.

Baca called Powell a true friend who had a zeal for what he could be.

Powell is survived by his wife and four children.