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Memorial service begins for slain sheriff’s Deputy Larry Falce

By in Press Enterprise on January 9, 2018

By Brian Rokos

San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Larry Falce — who died from a punch following a minor traffic crash in San Bernardino – was remembered at his memorial service Tuesday not only for his love of animals, but also for his flannel shirts.

The 30-minute ceremony at Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland included several speakers.

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The gathering was attended by 1,000 people – including orange-clad members of Falce’s Mountain Search and Rescue unit.

He joined the Sheriff’s Department in 1972 as a volunteer with the search-and-rescue unit.

The ceremony ended with an honor guard escorting Falce’s casket from the chapel as “Amazing Grace” played.

As an Army veteran, he was set to be buried at 2:30 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery.

San Bernardino police say that on Sunday, Dec. 31, Falce tried to avoid a dog that ran into the street on Kendall Avenue in San Bernardino.

A driver behind Falce, identified by police as Alonzo Leron Smith, 30, couldn’t stop – […]    

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