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    Outpouring Of Tributes At Lakewood Sheriff Stn. Memorial Wall For Deputy Ortiz

    Memorial Wall for Dep. Ortiz, June 24/05(June 25, 2005) -- was present on June 24 at the Memorial Wall outside the L.A. County Sheriff's station on Clark Ave. in Lakewood as the first person arrived with flowers and paid his respects to fallen Deputy Jerry Ortiz.

    Deputy Ortiz, a 15 year LASD veteran, was mortally wounded hours earlier in Hawaiian Gardens.

    24 hours later on June 25, 2005, here is what the Memorial Wall looked like:

    Memorial Wall June 25 for Dept. Ortiz

    Memorial Wall June 25 for Dep. Ortiz

    Memorial Wall June 25 for Deputy Ortiz

    Memorial Wall June 25 for Deputy Ortiz

    Memorial Wall June 25 for Deputy OrtizWe transcribed the handwritten note attached as it appears:

    "To officer Ortiz:

    "these flowers are from my grandma's garden that also went to heaven. I pick them just for you and I hope now that you're in heven, if you see my grandma, please say hi. I'm sorry that you had to die because of the very bad man. I hope with your new wings you can fly high in heaven.

    "Christopher [last name omitted], age 11

    "Here is my officer Teddy bear."

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