|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1966|
Puerto Rico, USA
|Death: ||May 26, 2005|
This was the press release from the Santa Monica Police Department.
SERVICES FOR SANTA MONICA POLICE OFFICER RICARDO CROCKER
May 29, 2005
James T. Butts, Jr., Chief of Police announces services for Santa Monica Police Officer Ricardo Crocker.
On May 26th, 2005, Ricardo Crocker lost his life in the Al-Anbar Province in Iraq in the service of his country. His remains are currently at Dover Air Force base and will be transported to Santa Monica on Tuesday. As of this morning, arrangements for Santa Monica Police Officer and USMC Major Ricardo Crocker's final services are complete. They are as follows:
WHEN: Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: St. Monica's Catholic Church
725 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cross Streets: California Ave between Lincoln Blvd and 7th Street. Funeral Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The burial service will be held at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery at a time and date to be determined by the family.
Marine Maj. Ricardo A. Crocker, 39, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; assigned to the 5th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; attached to II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); killed May 26 in a rocket-propelled grenade explosion while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq. Known as Rick to his colleagues at the Santa Monica Police Department, where he served as an officer. Crocker easily would have risen through the ranks of his department. There was nothing that Rick ever did 50 percent. That includes his service to his country, his service to this city and his service to this department. He was the kind of officer whose humor and dedication to duty was infectious. Crocker started working with the Police Activities League in 2003, supervising field trips, including forays to the Marine base at Camp Pendleton and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. He also taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes and a preparatory class for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and wrote a grant to start a hiking class. He is survived by his mother, Jeanette; his father, Curtis; two sisters, Marisa and Maria; and a brother, Carlos.
A sister, Linda, died 11 years ago. He was 39.
Puerto Rico National Cemetery
Puerto Rico, USA
Plot: Sec K Site 123B
Created by: Serenity
Record added: Jun 01, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11074420