IRWINDALE — Sheriff’s deputies will stand in ceremonial guard over the spot where Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy David March was murdered during a traffic stop nine years ago.
Deputy David March, 33, of Saugus, was gunned down on April 29, 2002, by Jorge Arroyo Garcia, also known as Armando Garcia. Garcia is serving a life prison term for the killing after being returned to the U.S. after fleeing to Mexico.
On every anniversary since, his colleagues at the sheriff’s Temple Station — where March was last assigned — have kept watch over the spot for 24 hours to honor his memory.
Deputies, some who knew March well, others who never met him, take half-hour shifts standing in silent guard near a plaque commemorating the fallen deputy.