SF: City To Honor Four Officers Who Shot Escaped Zoo Tiger

SF: City To Honor Four Officers Who Shot Escaped Zoo Tiger

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)Wed, 04 Feb 2009 12:45

San Francisco city officials this evening will honor the four officers who shot and killed an escaped San Francisco Zoo tiger that fatally mauled 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. and injured two of his friends on Dec. 25, 2007.

Officers Yukio Oshita, Scott Biggs, Kevin O’Leary and Daniel Kroos will be given the Gold Medal of Valor, the Police Department’s highest honor.

Mayor Gavin Newsom, Police Chief Heather Fong and Police Commission President Theresa Sparks are scheduled to speak at the ceremony, during which other officers will also be honored with medals of valor.

The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall.




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