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Photo Gallery: Deputy killed in 1940 is honored in Huntington Beach

Gabe Ribbi, left, and Patrick Medeiros of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department salute as a memorial sign is dedicated in honor of sheriff’s Deputy Ezra Stanley on Monday near the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach. The ceremony was held 78 years to the day after Stanley was killed in a crash on Pacific Coast Highway while on duty in Huntington Beach.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes, the county’s sheriff-elect, pulls the cover off a sign honoring sheriff’s Deputy Ezra Stanley on Monday in Huntington Beach. The dedication was held 78 years to the day after Stanley was killed in a crash on Pacific Coast Highway while on duty in Huntington Beach.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Huntington Beach City Councilman Billy O’Connell, a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, speaks during a ceremony Monday honoring Orange County sheriff’s Deputy Ezra Stanley, who was killed in a crash in Huntington Beach on Nov. 19, 1940.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Joseph Devela of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department sings “God Bless America” during a sign dedication ceremony Monday near the Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach for fallen Deputy Ezra Stanley on the 78th anniversary of his death.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Orange County sheriff’s deputies stand at attention during a sign dedication Monday in Huntington Beach honoring Deputy Ezra Stanley on the 78th anniversary of his death in an on-duty traffic collision.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stand for a picture Monday in Huntington Beach in front of a newly dedicated memorial sign honoring sheriff’s Deputy Ezra Stanley, who was killed in an on-duty crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach exactly 78 years before.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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