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El Monte Police Release Names and Photos of Officers Shot and Killed

El Monte Police Release Names and Photos of Officers Shot and Killed

Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana

Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana

El Monte Police Department, California Press Release

It is with heavy hearts that The City of El Monte and The El Monte Police Department announces the passing of Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana. Corporal Paredes and Officer Santana were killed in the line of duty, while faithfully carrying out their sworn duties. Corporal Paredes and Officer Santana were raised in the city of El Monte and had a strong connection to the community they served.

Corporal Paredes started his law enforcement career as a Cadet with the El Monte Police Department, before being sworn in as a Full-Time Police Officer in July of 2000. During his time at the El Monte Police Department, Corporal Paredes worked several specialized assignments before being appointed to the assignment of Corporal. Corporal Paredes is Survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

Officer Santana started his service with the City of El Monte as a part-time Public Works Employee. After 6 years of service, he began his law enforcement career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff where he served for approximately three years. He concluded his career with the sheriff’s department to accept a position as a police officer with the city of El Monte, returning to his hometown to serve the community he grew up in. Officer Santana is survived by his wife, daughter, and twin boys.

Corporal Paredes and Officer Santana paid the ultimate sacrifice, while in performance of a noble profession, serving the community they loved.

NOTICE: All persons depicted are presumed to be innocent unless proven to be guilty in a court of law. The and notations appearing on this are TRADEMARKS and NOT an expression of fact or opinion.

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