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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Council Adjourns Meeting in Honor of Slain Deputy Riches

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The Lake Forest City Council on Tuesday (6/15) adjourned its meeting in memory of Orange County Sheriff's Department Deputy Brad Riches, who was ambushed and gunned down on June 12, 1999.
Riches was killed in a hail of more than two dozen bullets fired from an AK-47 at a 7-Eleven in Lake Forest. A man had entered the store with the rifle, telling the employee he was there to kill a police officer. Riches was shot as he sat in his patrol car. His killer, a 39-year-old Lake Forest man, was arrested a few hours later. 
Riches had been a patrol deputy in the community for less than a year. He was 34.
Tuesday's Council meeting, presided over by retired OCSD Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Robert Pequeno, ended in silence, with a large photo of Riches on the screen behind the dais.

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