Gabriel Garcia’s Rookie Partner to Receive Medal of Valor

Marcus Pesquera
Marcus Pesquera

A rookie police officer who killed the gunman who shot police Officer Gabriel Garcia nearly a year ago will receive the Medal of Valor by the governor.

The honor is the highest state award for valor presented to a public safety officer.

Police Officer Marcus Pesquera, 24, will receive the Medal of Valor for his actions on Aug. 22, 2014, in San Bernardino, according to the state Department of Justice.

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