RED BLUFF — The various law enforcement agencies of Tehama County gathered at High Point Assembly Wednesday evening to honor their fallen brethren during the 28th annual Tehama County Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony.
The keynote speaker of the evening was Linda Mobilio, widow of slain Red Bluff Police Officer David Mobilio. She spoke on the nature of grief and the support her blue family gave after his death.
“It evokes an evolution of a person who is forced to live in a space where you are in a moment of deep love and appreciation for all that is good and wonderful in this life,” Linda Mobilio said. “There is also this tremendous sadness. And so it is often confusing and exhausting, but at the same time, it is also incredibly enlightening.”
During the reading of God’s word, Police Chief Kyle Sanders offered a reading.
Sheriff Dave Hencratt conducted a roll call of the fallen officers. They were Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Gibson, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Albanese, Los Angeles Police Officer Jose Luis, Los Angeles County Probation Officer Michael Wall, San Luis Obispo Police Detective Luca Benedetti, Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sergeant Dominic Vaca, San Diego Police Detective Ryan Park and Detective Jamie Huntley-Park, Imperial County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Redondo, Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Campas, Galt Police Officer Harminder Grewal and Fresno County Sheriff’s Officer Toamalama Scanlan.
Hencratt asked Luke Mobilio to come up and light a candle to honor his father.
The ceremony ended with a closing prayer by Sheriff’s Chaplain Dale Gibson.
“I would pray, Lord, that everyone who puts on that badge would come home at the end of their shift to their families,” Gibson said.
The event was live-streamed, and those interested can watch it at https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1132778777566186.
President John Kennedy designated May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Oct. 2, 1962.