“Today is a sad day for Downey and a sad day in my district. Late last night, in a cowardly, unprovoked attack, we lost Downey police officer Ricky Galvez. As a Marine veteran and a dedicated police officer, Ricky Galvez served our community as a selfless public servant and his tragic loss is felt today not only by the city Downey, but by all Californians. My condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers at this difficult time.
As a community we must all work together to assist our local police to identify and apprehend these dangerous criminals. I ask everyone to please respect the memory of Officer Galvez, by cooperating with law enforcement as they work to bring those responsible to justice.”