May 21, 2014

Fallen Merced-area officers remembered

Ten years ago Merced police Officer Stephan Gray left for work and never came home. “It feels like it can’t be 10 years (ago),” Gray’s widow, Michelle, said Wednesday. “It seems like he just walked out the backdoor yesterday.” Gray, 34, was shot and killed chasing a gang member April 15, 2004. The killer was captured after a nearly three-week manhunt and is now on death row. Gray was one of the officers remembered Wednesday at the annual Merced County Peace Officer Memorial.

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