By Brian Rokos | email@example.com | The Press-Enterprise
PUBLISHED: January 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm | UPDATED: January 5, 2018 at 2:07 pm
Services for San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Larry Falce, who died Jan. 2, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 28355 Base Line, in Highland.
Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside. Falce was an Army veteran.
Both services are open to the public.
Falce, 70, died two days after he was punched after an off-duty traffic crash in San Bernardino.
A video shows Falce and the other driver out of their vehicles discussing the collision. The other driver then walks briskly closer to Falce, pauses, and then knocks him down with one punch to the head. Falce falls and hits his head on the pavement. Authorities say they believe he suffered a brain injury.
“We believe that he was knocked unconscious almost immediately and never did regain consciousness,” San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said at a news conference Wednesday.
The cause of Falce’s death had not been announced as of midday Friday.
The other driver, Alonzo Leron Smith, 30, has been charged with murder. He has pleaded not guilty and is due back in court Jan. 9 for a hearing related to his choice of attorney.
Falce worked for the Sheriff’s Department for 36 years, including 32 as a patrol deputy and search-and-rescue coordinator at the Central Station in San Bernardino, where he grew up and attended Aquinas High.