A Fitting Farewell
Photos courtesy LAPD social streams
LAPD: A large-scale funeral service was held Feb. 2 for slain LAPD Officer II Fernando Arroyos at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.
Officer Arroyos, 3 years of City service, was shot and killed while off-duty Jan. 10, officials said. He was killed as he took police action when three men attempted to rob him at gunpoint while he and his girlfriend were house hunting in unincorporated Los Angeles County. Officer Arroyos directed his girlfriend to safety as the men opened fire on him. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
Officer Arroyos is survived by his mother, stepfather and girlfriend. He had three years of service with the LAPD, was stationed at Olympic Division, and was a Club Member.
Earlier, on Jan. 16, colleagues at Olympic Division held a fundraiser to pay for funeral expenses. As his death occurred off-duty officially, his family was responsible for funeral and other costs, according to media.
Rest in peace, Officer Arroyos. And thanks to those who rose above the tragedy to help take care of his family.