Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement regarding the death of Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh:
"On behalf of all Californians, Anne and I extend our condolences to Corporal Singh's wife, young son, loved ones and colleagues. Our hearts are with the entire community of Newman and law enforcement officers across the state who risk their lives every day to protect and serve the people of California."
Corporal Singh, 33, was shot and killed early Wednesday morning following a traffic stop in Newman.
Corporal Singh was a more than 7-year veteran of the Newman Police Department and was assigned as a canine officer. Prior to joining the Newman Police Department, he served with the Merced County Sheriff’s Department.
Corporal Singh is survived by his wife, Anamika, and young son.
In honor of Corporal Singh, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.