Rosa, 45, was gunned down June 25, 2018, when he responded to a report of an explosion and fire at the Covenant Manor senior housing complex in the 600 block of East Fourth Street in Long Beach.
Firefighter Bradley Robideaux mistakenly thought the 78-year-old was responsible for shooting LBFD Capt. David Rosa, prosecutors said.
On the one-year anniversary of the death of Fire Capt. David Rosa, the Long Beach Fire Department unveiled the renaming of its regional training center in his honor.
Long Beach Fire Department firefighters reflect on the day that Captain David Rosa was shot and killed while responding to an explosion at a senior living complex.
The entire Long Beach Fire Department will be wearing memorial shirts on the one-year anniversary of Rosa’s death.
Capt. David Rosa, who served with Long Beach Fire Department for 17 years—six of those at Station 10 in Central Long Beach—was killed by a gunman while responding to an emergency call in June.
A 78-year-old man is suing the LBPD alleging police shot him in as he was evacuating a retirement home, but police say no officers ever fired.
Rosa’s name on Saturday was officially added to the California Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento, along with 36 others who have died in the line of duty or from job-related injuries.
Long Beach Post photographer Thomas Cordova won first place in a national photography contest for his June spot news photo of firefighters embracing following the death of Capt. David Rosa.
The city will make an exception to its normal policy of waiting at least a year after a person’s death before a memorial like this, due to the “tragic circumstances and Captain Rosa’s sacrifice,” according to a staff report to the City Council.