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Photos: Hundreds gather to honor LAPD officer fatally shot in South L.A.

People gather for the funeral of LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos.
Hundreds gather Wednesday morning at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills to honor Fernando Arroyos, a Los Angeles police officer fatally shot during an armed robbery attempt on Jan. 10, when he was off-duty.
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Hundreds of officers, family and friends gathered Wednesday morning to honor Fernando Arroyos, a Los Angeles police officer fatally shot during an armed robbery attempt last month when he was off-duty.

“A young officer who held such promise for this city, who was just beginning his career as a police officer ... was suddenly, violently and senselessly taken from us in a murderous act of violence,” Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills. “May the full weight of our criminal justice system be brought to bear” on the people who killed him.

Arroyos attended 42nd Street Elementary School and Audubon Middle School, graduated from Crenshaw High in 2012 and went off to UC Berkeley, where he earned a degree in legal studies. He then returned home to Los Angeles, to pursue his dream of joining the LAPD.

Pallbearers carry the casket of LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills.
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LAPD Chief Michel Moore, right, presents a flag to Angela Mendoza, girlfriend of fallen LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore, right, presents a flag to Angela Mendoza, girlfriend of fallen LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos, on Wednesday.
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Lt. Rex Ingram, watch commander of the LAPD Olympic Division, speaks at the funeral of LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos.
Lt. Rex Ingram, watch commander of the LAPD Olympic Division, speaks at the funeral of LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills.
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Janet Covarrubias walks past LAPD officers with her 2-year-old son, Alexander Covarrubias.
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Karina Membreno, the mother of fallen LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos, holds the flag given to her by LAPD Chief Michel Moore.
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People attend a funeral at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in front of the 'Birth of Liberty' mosaic.
The funeral service was held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in front of the “Birth of Liberty” mosaic, which bears the words: “God gave us liberty. People who forsake God lose their liberty.”
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An honor guard conducts a gun salute at LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos' funeral.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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