The Rocklin City Council has declared October 9, 2006 an Official Day of Remembrance in the City of Rocklin in honor of the service and sacrifice of Officer Matt Redding, who was killed in the line of duty on that date last year.
Councilmember Hill read the resolution during Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting.
Officer Redding was killed by a drunk driver in the early morning hours of October 9, 2005, on Highway 65 near Stanford Ranch Road while he was directing traffic away from his fellow officers during a car stop. He was a member of the SWAT team and was decorated for valor, life saving and meritorious duty.
Officer Redding was also a champion in the fight against drunk driving. Officer Redding served as a Rocklin police officer for 4 years. The City Council described him as a man committed to his family, friends, his fellow officers and the community.
Members of the public are invited to attend a candlelight vigil on October 9, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in front of the Rocklin Police Station, 4080 Rocklin Road.