Slain California officer Ronil Singh to be recognized with procession
MODESTO, CA (KUSI) — Slain California police officer Ronil Singh will be recognized with a solemn procession and honor guard visitation on Friday.
Corporal Ronil Singh’s body will travel from Modesto to Newman around 8:30 a.m. Then an Honor Guard Viewing will be held at the West Side Theater between 9 a.m. and noon.
Cpl. Singh was also an immigrant, coming to the U.S. legally from his native Fiji to pursue his dream of serving in law enforcement, authorities have said. He joined the Newman police force in 2011. The 33-year-old was married and had a 5-month-old son.
The suspect was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting death of a California police officer who pulled him over to check if he was driving drunk just hours after Christmas Day.
Gustavo Perez Arriaga made his first court appearance in the central California city of Modesto but did not enter a plea in last week’s killing of Cpl. Ronil Singh of the tiny Newman Police Department.