VIDEO: Brother of fallen Newman Cpl. Ron Singh tearfully thanks law enforcement after suspect arrested

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Reggie Singh, brother of fallen Newman Police Corporal Ronil 'Ron' Singh, tearfully thanked deputies after an arrest was made in the case. (KGO-TV)

The brother of Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh tearfully thanked law enforcement officers who worked day and night to arrest a suspect in the case.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga was taken into custody in Kern County early Friday morning.

Here's a transcription of Reggie Singh's emotional statement at the news conference:

"Please bear with me, this is not easy for me. Ronil Singh was my older brother.

"Yes, he's not coming back, but there's a lot of people out there that misses him. And a lot of law enforcement people that I don't know, who worked days and nights to make this happen. I'd like to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to make this happen.

"I wish I could thank all the law enforcement agencies, Homeland Security in San Francisco, everyone. I was waiting for this to happen.

"I'd like to thank you (for) working day and night to make this happen. Thank you."


A memorial fund has been set up for Corporal Singh. Donations can be made several different ways:

In person:
Any West America Bank Branch to the Corporal Ronil Singh Memorial Fund (Newman Police Department)

Mailed to:
Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association
Corporal Ronil Singh Memorial Fund

PO Box 2314
Ceres, CA 95307

Online:
www.stanislaussworn.com/donation.html

The Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association says please be aware there are NO other approved or authorized memorial fund or online fundraising accounts that will be established.
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