As a department, we are profoundly sad that we must share the news of the death of one of our beloved officers.
Officer Rinaldo Monterrosa had just come back to work after a year long battle with Lymphoma. Officer Monterrosa served the City of West Sacramento for 11 years. He was a proud Veteran of the US Army, a loving husband, and a father of four beautiful children - all of whom he spoke of often, and clearly loved so much.
We know that Officer Monterrosa made some great relationships across the city. His role as a Senior Lead Officer made a significant impact for the citizens that lived on the north side of our City.
So many of you reached out when he first learned of his cancer. We know that you will once again be sending prayers and kind thoughts during this difficult time. All of those gestures meant a tremendous amount to "Monty." Although many had already begun to share the news of his passing, we as a department chose to wait until we were absolutely certain that all of Monty's immediate family had been notified. We are sorry for the delay, but hope you will understand.
For those who would like to support the family beyond prayers and kind thoughts, monetary donations can be dropped off in person during business hours at the front lobby of the police department in an envelope. The West Sacramento Police Officer Association will ensure that these donations will be utilized to offset costs related to services and other expenses in support of the Monterrosa Family. We will also forward any cards or notes to his family.
On behalf of your WSPD family....thank you Monty—for all that you gave to everyone you served over your impactful life. You were truly a gift to those who had the pleasure to work alongside you. You are incredibly loved by your family, community and department. You will be missed my friend.
Don't you worry, we've got it from here brother. Rest in Peace.
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