UPDATE Dec. 29:
Viewing and funeral services have been set for fallen Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh.
The Honor Guard Viewing has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, first at the Newman Community Meeting Room, located at 1200 Main Street in Newman, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Then from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Salas Brothers Funeral Home, located at 419 Scenic Drive in Modesto.
Funeral services are set for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 10 a.m. at CrossPoint Community Church, located at 1301 12th Street in Modesto. Services will be followed by an Honor Guard Procession to Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson.
Surrounded in love and support, fallen Cpl. Ronil Singh's wife, newborn son and family walked into the middle of the courtyard for his vigil Friday night in Downtown Newman. Singh's K9, Sam, led the way.
Many people chose to share how Singh touched their lives.
"This is a man who worked hard for what he believed in and a man who loved his country," said Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson.
Other officers who had the chance to work with Singh also shared how he was one of a kind.
"I've never seen a guy mad and I've known him for 11 years. We went to the academy together. He always had a smile on his face," said Stockton Police Officer Jason Da Silva.
Da Silva and Officer Jose Torres shared how Singh impacted their lives and how much they already miss him.
"This should have never happened to Singh. He was a good dude. He was a family man. He loved his wife. He loved his son. He loved his job," Da Silva said.
During the vigil, the entire Newman Police Department stood and shared their memories through tears.
Newman Police Corporal Williams, holding K9 Sam's leash, fought back tears as she made a promise to Singh's family.
"I didn't know this until today and she (Ronil's wife) told me that Ron wanted their son to become a police officer and he was very heavy on that," Williams said. "I'm going to teach you everything you need to know, you are family just like he is."
This community is now calling on each other to keep Singh's light alive.
"We will never be like him we will never be as good as him. We can try our best. He is never going to be forgotten," Torres said.
"He will live on. Legends never die," added Da Silva.
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