Newman community members visit vigil for murdered police officer
"Living in Newman, he is one of the officers who served our community. He was always happy and just enjoyed his work. Having a husband in law enforcement, seeing them love their job it’s encouraging. His personality and his genuine joy in his job is what set him apart" - Jennifer Lane
"His joy for life, the job, the appreciation for the job. He had a wonderful personality. He kept trying to get better at his job." Mary's grandson is a lieutenant with the Newman Police Department.
"The town has lost a true hero and a wonderful individual." Chris personally knew Cpl. Ronil Singh and worked to repair police vehicles for friends.
"He is one of the officers that would let the kids pet his dog, or he would stop what he was doing to hand out stickers to the kids. He was one of the most cherished officers in town." Ronil Singh was the onsite officer at a local elementary school.
"He served and protected the community," said Philip Cruickshank. "I hate to see it when cops get shot over the littlest things too."
Lenin Pinentel (left) handled a couple of calls with Cpl. Ronil Singh and viewed him, as a genuine and charismatic man. Efren Fernandez (center) met Singh twice and viewed him as an exemplary father and family man. Luis Castellanos (right) came to show support and respect for law enforcement.
Terri has been a community member for 29 years and one of her five sons is a paramedic and had the fortunate opportunity to work with Cpl. Ronil Singh. She described him as someone who was a feisty individual that was small in stature, but big in heart and never backed down.
"He was honestly one of the best out here. He was out here for the best of the community. Always smiling. Always had a friendly wave and smile and made you smile," said Amanda Figueroa.