Officer David M. Romero
Santa Fe Springs, CA - September 23, 2005
On September 23, 2005, at 0953 hours, Officer David Marin Romero, #10116, was on patrol, stopped at a red traffic signal in the left hand turn lane on northbound Turnbull Canyon Road at Valley Boulevard in the City of Industry.
Officer Romero was struck from the rear and ejected. Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and provided treatment. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Air Rescue 5 was immediately dispatched and airlifted Officer Romero to Los Angeles County/U.S.C. Medical Center where he succumbed from injuries.
Officer Romero, age 47, was a 23 year veteran of the department. He was assigned to the Santa Fe Springs/Walnut sub-station. He is survived by his wife Sandra, three children, Austin, Windsor, and David, ages 20, 17, 8 and two stepchildren, Victor and Vanessa, ages 17.