Eastvale: Plaques Honoring Deputies Unveiled

By LEAFF (Law Enforcement And Fire Fighters)

Eastvale – Eastvale’s WOLFF (Wives of Law Enforcement and Firefighters) dedicated memorial plaques at American Heroes Park to honor Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Investigator, Alcides “Al” Rivera, and Lt. Patrick Libertone.

alicides-rivera-memorialRivera, 55, died June 16 after suffering complications from shoulder surgery. He had been with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 31 years, 23 of those years with the Narcotics Bureau.

patrick-libertone-memorialLibertone was also a 31 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, and worked in the Fraud and Cyber Crimes Bureau. On August 12, he made a traffic stop on a reckless driver who had cut him off, and suffered a fatal heart attack.

According to WOLFF, these men, who both lived in Eastvale, dedicated their lives to public safety and served their communities proudly, helping to maintain law and order, protect members of the public, prevent crimes, and improve the quality of life for all citizens.

The ceremony was held at American Heroes Park located at 6608 Hellman Ave., in Eastvale, on October 25. JCSD’s Directors, Jane Anderson and Chad Blais, welcomed the crowd. Reflections by Family and Friends were presented by Mayor Ike Bootsma, and the plaques were unveiled with a closing statement by an LASD Department representative.