Annual charity golf tournament honors slain Glendora police officer

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GLENDORA — The community is invited to take part in an annual charity golf tournament next month in honor of slain Glendora police officer Louie Pompei.
The Louie Pompei Memorial Golf Tournament will be held July 16 at the Glendora Country Club, 2400 Country Club Drive, according to event organizer and Glendora police Lt. Jaime Caldwell. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and a shotgun start will follow at noon.
The cost to play in the tournament is $150, and proceeds benefit local charities and the California Peace Officer’s Memorial Foundation, which helps families of fallen officers.
Caldwell recommended interested players sign up early, as the tournament is limited to 144 players and the spots are filling up quickly.
The tournament will include lunch and drinks on the course, as well as a dinner at T. Phillips in Glendora immediately after.
Agent Pompei, 30, was an eight-year veteran of the Glendora Police Department when he was shot and killed in a shoot-out on June 9, 1995, when he intervened in an armed robbery at a San Dimas grocery store while off-duty.
Pompei wounded both suspects in the gun battle, and both were later arrested, tried and sentenced to life in prison. But he suffered fatal wounds in the process.
To sign up or for more information, contact Lt. Caldwell at 626-260-1664, or e-mail jcaldwell@glendorapd.org.
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