M. Terry / SFVS

Members of the Redondo Police Academy Class #203 ran through the streets of San Fernando on Monday, Jan. 9, in memory of fallen officer Jesse Paderez, and to also raise funds for Special Olympics. At the corner of San Fernando Road and Mcclay Avenue, LA City firefighters raised their ladders nearly 100 feet to hang an American flag above the runners. Officer Paderez was accidentally shot and killed in 2002 when his service weapon fell to the ground and discharged, striking him in the head.