Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of South Pasadena Police Department Officer


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of South Pasadena Police Department Officer Kevin A. Sandoval:

“Officer Sandoval had a promising future in law enforcement and public service that was tragically cut short. Anne and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at this painful time.”

Officer Sandoval, 23, of Covina was participating in departmental firearms training at Burro Canyon Shooting Park when he collapsed for unknown reasons. Medics, who were also training at the shooting range, administered first aid. He was then transported by helicopter to Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Sandoval was a South Pasadena Police Department Cadet and reserve officer before becoming a full-time patrol officer on February 16, 2009.

He is survived by his parents Vilma and Obdulio, and sister Janet, of Covina, CA.

In honor of Officer Sandoval, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.