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Alameda honors police officers lost in line of duty

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The City of Alameda dedicated a memorial Tuesday to honor its fallen police officers.

While many other cities put names on a plaque or wall, Alameda unveiled busts of its two officers who were killed in the line of duty.

One bust honors Deward Gresham who died in a police motorcycle accident in 1942 and the other bust honors Robert Davey who was killed 30 years ago during a drug raid.

Alameda's current police chief came up with the idea of honoring the fallen officers after the last policeman who worked with Officer Davey retired a few years ago.

The memorial was financed with private donations.

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