Grieving with Palm Springs


Daryl Turner, President
Portland Police Association

(October 9, 2016 – Portland, OR) – Yesterday, two of Palm Springs’ finest were senselessly gunned down in the line of duty. A third officer was seriously wounded. We grieve with their families, loved ones, friends, and fellow officers. And we will not forget the ultimate sacrifice these officers made to protect and serve their community without regard for their own lives. Officers Jose Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny were the embodiment of integrity, dedication, professionalism, and compassion. As we struggle to comprehend this senseless act of violence, brave souls throughout our country continue to put on their uniforms and protect our communities big and small. We honor the memory of our two fellow officers by doing exactly as they would have done; we help those in need, whatever the cost.