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San Francisco Police Mark Seventh Anniversary of Officer Bryan Tuvera’s Fatal Shooting

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Sunday will mark the seventh anniversary of the fatal shooting of San Francisco Police Officer Bryan Tuvera, who was killed while trying to apprehend an escapee from a state correctional work camp. Tuvera, 28, was among the officers attempting to detain Marlon Ruff, 33, on Dec. 22, 2006 in the Sunset District, according to police.

After police spotted Ruff on 25th Avenue, he fled into a home near 25th Avenue and Lawton Street and went into the garage. When police tried to move in, he opened fire, striking Tuvera. Another officer returned fire and killed Ruff at the scene. Tuvera, a four-and-a-half year veteran of the police department, died at San Francisco General Hospital the next day.

The department will not hold a formal memorial service this year. Members of the public wishing to remember Tuvera can visit the Community Room dedicated to him at the Taraval Station between 3 and 10 p.m. A memorial garden was also created at McCoppin Square Park in Tuvera’s honor on Nov. 19, 2012, and the public can visit that garden during regular park hours. The Taraval Police Station is located at 2345 24th Ave.

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