FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Roxane Márquez
LOS ANGELES (August 22, 2006) — Supervisors Gloria Molina and Don Knabe today announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the beating assault of a 62 year-old Rowland Unified School District school campus police officer last week.
The campus police officer, who is only one month from retirement, sustained serious injuries when he was beaten in the head by five white male juveniles with bats when he responded to a burglary alarm at Jellick Elementary School in Rowland Heights, CA.
“I am horrified by this attack and want to make sure the suspects responsible are caught,” said Molina. “Because of the severe beating to his head, this school police officer will spend his retirement years suffering from the serious injury to his eye.”
Officials believe the juveniles were expecting to break into the school’s computer room. The Sheriff does not believe this incident to be gang related.
"This heinous crime will not go unpunished,” said Supervisor Knabe. “We need to find the criminals responsible for this attack and it is my hope this reward will help lead to new information and ultimately an arrest."
Anyone with information about this case should call Sheriff’s Department Detective Sergeant Preston Harris at (909) 595-2264 extension 3071and refer to report number File Number: 06-06474-29.