May 01, 2019
Los Angeles: On May 3, 2014, Police Officer II Roberto Sanchez was killed when his patrol car was intentionally rammed by a vehicle at Anaheim Street and Senator Street. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Both officers were trapped in the vehicle and ultimately were removed from by responding emergency units. They were taken to a local hospital where Officer Sanchez died from his injuries.
The driver of the SUV fled the scene on foot but was apprehended a short time later and charged with murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, assault on a peace officer and leaving the scene of the accident. On October 18, 2018, the driver was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. Officer Sanchez had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.
On May 3, 2019, Officer Roberto Sanchez’s partner, Officer Richard Medina will honor the five- year anniversary of his death by running in full uniform from the Fallen Officers Memorial at Police Headquarters to the crash site. “Roberto wasn’t only my partner, he was my closet friend and I thank everyone who has supported me in doing this run,” said, Officer Richard Medina.
What: 2019 Memorial Run for Fallen Harbor Area Officer Roberto Sanchez
Where: 100 West 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: 6:00 a.m. (see attached schedule for route and times)
Who: Police Officer Richard Medina, Harbor Area
DEPARTURE TIME FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION ARRIVAL TIME BREAK (if necessary) 0600 (START) LAPD Headquarters 100 W. 1st Street Central Division 251 E. 6th Street 0615 15 mins 0630 Central Division 251 E. 6th Street Newton Division 3400 S. Central Ave 0715 15 mins 0730 Newton Division 3400 S. Central Ave 77th Division 7600 S. Broadway 0830 15 mins 0845 77th Division 7600 S. Broadway Southeast Division 145 W. 108th Street 0930 15 mins 0945 Southeast Division 145 W. 108th Street Anaheim Street/ Senator Avenue (Roberto Sanchez’ Memorial) 1345 45 mins 1345 Anaheim Street/ Senator Avenue (Roberto Sanchez’ Memorial) Harbor Division 2175 John S. Gibson Boulevard 1530 (END)