Man shines warm message of support to Downey PD following officer killing

DOWNEY, Calif. (KABC) -- A Downey resident showed his support for the Downey Police Department Saturday night, following the killing of an officer during a robbery attempt earlier this week.

Michael Chirco put a sign on his roof, lit up in blue lights reading "I love my DPD (Downey Police Department)."

"I'm a strong believer in the city and the potential that it has, so when this happened, it was really heartbreaking," Chirco said. "There's no words to describe the pain that the community has been feeling.

Chirco said the message is for all law enforcement agencies in the sky, and for 29-year-old fallen officer Ricardo Galvez.

"It's tragic you know, every time I hear the police now, it bothers me because I remember this situation," Chrico said. "I feel bad for the kids also... they ruined their lives."

Abel Diaz, 16, Steven Knott, 18, and 21-year-old Jeremy Alvarez will be arraigned Monday for the murder of officer Galvez, who was shot and killed at a parking lot next to the Downey police station on Wednesday.
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