Donald Trump offers condolences to family of Indian-origin policeman, Ronil Singh, killed in California by illegal immigrant

The Californian police has arrested an illegal immigrant from Mexico, identified as 33-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga, on charges of killing Ronil 'Ron' Singh

Press Trust of India January 04, 2019 11:34:04 IST
Donald Trump offers condolences to family of Indian-origin policeman, Ronil Singh, killed in California by illegal immigrant

Washington: President Donald Trump on Thursday spoke with family members and law enforcement colleagues of Indian-origin police officer Ronil "Ron" Singh who was killed allegedly by an illegal immigrant last week in the US state of California, the White House said.

Donald Trump offers condolences to family of Indianorigin policeman Ronil Singh killed in California by illegal immigrant

File image of US president Donald Trump. AP

Corporal Singh, 33, of the Newman Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 1 am (local time) on 26 December.

"This afternoon, President Trump spoke with the family and law enforcement colleagues of fallen Newman, California, police officer Ronald "Ron" Singh," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Singh was a native of Fiji and joined the force in July 2011.

"The President praised officer Singh's service to his fellow citizens, offered condolences, and commended law enforcement's rapid investigation, response, and apprehension of the suspect," Sanders said.

"Included in the President's calls were Corporal Singh's wife, Amanika 'Mika' Chand-Singh; Newman, California Police Chief Randy Richardson, and Sheriff Adam Christianson of Stanislaus County, California," she said.

The Californian police has arrested an illegal immigrant from Mexico, identified as 33-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga, on charges of killing Singh.

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