Portion of Highway 33 dedicated to slain police officer

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Photo by David Kenney

The section of Highway 33 from Fairview Road to its intersection with West Ojai Avenue has been named the Ventura County Deputy Sheriff Peter Aguirre Jr. Memorial Highway. California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Resolution 142, making the designation official. A dedication ceremony was held Friday at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Ojai Station. A sheriff’s deputy, Aguirre was shot and killed in 1996 while responding to a domestic disturbance reported in Meiners Oaks. Pictured (from left) are Alegra Roth, assistant to Assemblymember Das Williams, Dina Aguirre, Gabi Aguirre, Capt. Jim Fryhoff, retired Capt. Mike Aranda, retired Detective Oscar Bermudez and Aguirre’s parents, Peter Aguirre Sr. and Marie.

© Ojai Valley News, 2016

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