Guns and Hoses Joint Memorial
Inaugural Police and Fire Memorial Held Outside City Hall Tuesday
By Terry Miller
Pasadena police chief Phillip Sanchez invited Pasadena firefighters to join them at a memorial Tuesday to honor their colleagues who have died in the line of duty. The memorial was the first ever held in Pasadena.
The spirit of commraderie between the first responders was strained, particularly after the 9/11 attacks in New York but Chief Sanchez hopes to bridge any gap between the two departments.
Four helicopters provided a fly over towards the conclusion of the ceremony and each department chief spoke as well as Mayor Bogaard.
Pasadena police officers who have died in the line of duty include Officer Kyle Ballard, 2006; Juvenile Officer Dennis Lamar, 1961; Agent Richard Morris, 1969; Patrolman Clarence Peck, 1911; Motorcycle Patrolman John Slade, 1909; and Sgt. Robert Speight, 1964.
The firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty include Engineer Erwin C. Draper, 1940; Hoseman George Flannery, 1944; Hoseman Arthur Johnson, 1928; Engineer Kevin Moore, 2011; Asst. Chief Donald Palmer, 1964; Hoseman Daniel Rogers, 1932; Firefighter Henry Salas, 1983; Engineer Hobert Surbur, 1956; and Hoseman Edgar R. Talbot, 1930.