Schwarzenegger praises slain San Francisco
San Francisco Police Officer Bryan Tuvera, RIP.
Photo courtesy SFPD Public Affairs
By Lara Moscrip and Ari Burack, Bay City News
December 25, 2006
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today that flags in
the state Capitol will be flown at half-staff in honor of slain
San Francisco police Officer Bryan Tuvera.
Tuvera was shot Friday night in San Francisco's Sunset district
as he attempted to detain a state prison escapee. He was pronounced
dead after being removed from life support early Saturday at San
Francisco General Hospital, according to San Francisco police
spokesman Sgt. Steve Mannina.
The man Tuvera was pursuing, 33-year-old Marlon Ruff of San Bruno,
had escaped from a California correctional facility, according
"Officer Tuvera put his life on the line everyday to make
California a safer place. Maria and I send our deepest condolences
to Bryan's family as they mourn the extraordinary loss of their
loved one. He valiantly served and protected the citizens of this
golden state and will be remembered as a hero," Schwarzenegger
Police are expected to announce the date of funeral services
for Tuvera later this week, according to Mannina said.
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