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News Release

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Media Relations

Funeral for Veteran Homicide Detective Abe Barron

 

What:
Funeral and Interment of Detective Abe Barron

When:
Thursday July 3, 2003, 10:00 a.m.

Where:
Rose Hills Memorial Park – Rose Hills Sky Rose Chapel;
3888 South Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA

Los Angeles : On June 25, 2003, at about 7:30 p.m., Detective Abiel Barron was killed when his police vehicle was struck head on by a pickup truck that was trying to pass a big-rig truck on the wrong side of the highway. Detective Barron is survived by his wife, Ann Marie; daughter, Lauren; mother, Magda; brothers, Arnold and retired Sergeant Sam Barron and sister Magda.

Eulogies will be given by Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, President of the Los Angeles Police Commission Rick Caruso, California Department of Justice Attorney General Bill Lockyer, along with family and friends of Detective Barron.

Detective Barron was set to receive the LAPD’s Police Medal, the LAPD’s second highest award for distinguished bravery, for preventing a woman from leaping to her death on April 30, 2002. Chief Bratton will conclude his remarks by presenting the medal posthumously to Detective Barron’s widow Ann Marie.

The Services will be open to the public.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.