byJJ Fiddler and Mike GuardabascioinNews
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.
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...
The measure would designate the portion of Interstate 5 between Camino Las Ramblas and the Ortega Highway in Orange County as the Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa Memorial Highway.
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