Friends, family and coworkers of Santa Monica Police Officer Rashad Riley gathered at St. Monica’s church on Thursday for a memorial service that included a 21-gun salute. Riley died while swimming during a Hawaiian vacation on April 12 leaving behind his wife and three children. A fundraiser has been established for the family and donations can be made online at

Photos by Conner Savage

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...

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