“They say a picture is worth a thousand words…RIP Corporal Singh,” New York’s Brooklyn North Police Department tweeted Sunday, posting a photo from Saturday’s funeral for a slain California police officer, Corporal Ronil Singh.
In the photo, an officer presents Singh’s family with a folded American flag during the memorial service.
Corporal Singh, a legal immigrant from Fiji, was allegedly shot to death on December 26, 2018 by an illegal alien, Gustavo Perez Arriaga, when Officer Singh pulled him over for suspicion of drunk driving. Arriaga had two previous DUI (Driving Under the Influence) convictions and is a known gang member of the Sureño street gang, National Review reports, noting the tragedy’s relevance to the national debate over U.S. border security:
This small-town case has national repercussions. This tale of two immigrants finds Singh and Arriaga as the apotheoses of how Republicans and Democrats respectively see immigration.
“He (Officer Singh) told me he came to this country with one purpose that one purpose was to become a police officer,” tearful Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson said during his eulogy.
“This is a criminal illegal alien, with prior criminal activity, that should have been reported to ICE,” Stanislaus County sheriff Adam Christianson said Friday in Modesto, Calif.