Officer Kevin Sandoval Remembrance Day

Chief Joe Ortiz is joined by Sandoval’s parents Obdulio and Vilma Sandoval at memorial site. Photo by Henk Frezier

Family, friends, former law enforcement colleagues and members of the public gathered in Garfield Park on June 14 to remember Officer Kevin Sandoval who died exactly eight years earlier when he suffered a heart attack during departmental training. He was 23 years old.

Those in attendance gathered around a plaque at the park in remembrance of Sandoval. He was a 3-year veteran of the department.