Funeral held for of­fi­cer killed in traf­fic stop

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - NATION | WORLD -

SAN FRAN­CISCO — A Cal­i­for­nia po­lice of­fi­cer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Satur­day as a “Fiji-born Amer­i­can hero” who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for his adopted coun­try.

At a funeral held for Cpl. Ronil Singh, mourn­ers re­mem­bered the 33year-old as a hard-work­ing im­mi­grant who worked his way up to be­come an of­fi­cer in the small town of New­man.

He “stood so much for what is right in our world and yet un­for­tu­nately was taken too soon from us by what is wrong in our world,” Modesto po­lice Of­fi­cer Jeff Har­mon said at the ser­vice in a Modesto church.

Singh was shot to death Dec. 26 af­ter he pulled over a sus­pected drunk driver.

Gustavo Ar­riaga Perez, also 33, has since been charged with mur­der. KPHO. “And they didn’t know what was wrong with her. … None of the staff were aware that she was preg­nant un­til she was pretty much giv­ing birth.”

The re­ported birth — and the sex­ual as­sault on a vul­ner­a­ble in­di­vid­ual that must have pre­ceded it — has cast a harsh glare on con­di­tions at a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that bills it­self as a lead­ing provider of health care for Phoenix’s med­i­cally frag­ile.

A Phoenix po­lice spokesman said that the depart­ment is in­ves­ti­gat­ing. ris­ing” if un­true re­sults are an­nounced.

Congo faces what could be its first demo­cratic, peace­ful trans­fer of power since in­de­pen­dence from Bel­gium in 1960, but elec­tion ob­servers and the op­po­si­tion have raised con­cerns about vot­ing ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties as the coun­try chooses a suc­ces­sor to long­time Pres­i­dent Joseph Ka­bila.

The first re­sults are ex­pected on Sun­day, and the United States and the African Union, among oth­ers, have urged Congo to re­lease re­sults that re­flect the true will of the peo­ple. The U.S. has threat­ened sanc­tions against those who un­der­mine the demo­cratic process.

New­man, Calif., of­fi­cers carry the body of their slain col­league Cpl. Ronil “Ron” Singh dur­ing funeral ser­vices Satur­day in Modesto.

Em­ploy­ees of sushi restau­rant chain Sushi-Zan­mai pre­pare a bluefin tuna in Tokyo.

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