El Monte Police Chief Ben Lowry dies at 45

El Monte Police Chief Ben Lowry died from health issues. Lowry's death comes just months after two of the department's officers, Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana, were shot and killed during an ambush.

Slain El Monte police officers honored during memorial service

Officers and officials from throughout the Southland are expected to take part in Thursday morning's remembrances of Sgt. Michael Paredes, 42, and Officer Joseph Santana, 31, who were gunned down June 14 while responding to a reported stabbing at a motel. Both leave wives and young children.

El Monte officer laid to rest in tribute to hometown hero

Thirty-one-year-old Officer Joseph Santana was the only boy in the family and was adored by his two sisters. Bianca and Jessica Santana called their hero brother "a prankster." The three of them were so close in age that they referred to themselves as the "Three Musketeers."