Hello Ham Radio Community,
Hello Friends, After waiting 320 days for his extradition back to United States soil, Cop killer Armando Garcia has been returned to USA to be tried for the murder of Deputy Sheriff David March. All of his appeals to fight extradition have failed in Mexico.
He has entered a guilty plea at Pomona Superior Court on March 2, 2007. Thankfully We were spared a lengthy and costly trial.
Please continue to keep Dave's family and the law enforcement community in your prayers as we can now begin truly healing. This will never replace what we have lost, but we are finally relieved to see some justice for David March.
To remind you about what happened, On April 29, 2002, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy David March became the victim of Garcia's. Deputy March was on routine patrol in the area of Arrow Hwy/Peck Rd. in the city of Irwindale, when he pulled over a 1989 black Nissan. As always, he entered the license plate number into his computer and got out to speak with the driver. Deputy March never made it to the car. Deputy March was ambushed and there was a scuffle with the Garcia. Garcia pulled out a gun and shot Deputy March over and over again, hitting him multiple times in the face, neck and chest. Garcia then hopped in his car and fled, leaving the Deputy March to die laying in the street.
Garcia was living free in Mexico until February 23, 2006, when Garcia was arrested in the city of Tonala in the western part of the Mexican state of Jalisco. He was taken into custody outside of an uncle's house that was being staked out by U.S. Marshals and Mexican police. The arrest was a result of a year and a half of surveillance by US and Mexican law enforcement agencies working together.
Garcia has been fighting extradition since. He has he lost that fight, and has been returned to the United States to stand trial for the murder of my friend and Law Enforcement Partner. I was one of the first Deputies on scene that dreadful day.
Thanks Burton Brink Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept Temple Station
73, Burton Brink-N6USO