Long Beach Press Telegram: State Legislature advances bill to name stretch of 5 Freeway after Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa

August 14, 2018

The state Legislature is moving closer to naming a stretch of the 5 Freeway in Orange County after Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa, who was shot to death in the line of duty in June, officials said Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Senate Concurrent Resolution 159 would name a portion of the interstate between Camino Las Ramblas and the Ortega Highway, in San Juan Capistrano, as the Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa Memorial Highway.

The resolution was co-authored by State Sens. Ricardo Lara, D-Long Beach; and Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel.

“When Captain Rosa was not serving the people of Long Beach,” Lara said in a statement, “he was a devoted father and volunteer in his home of San Juan Capistrano. Every time someone drives the Fire Captain David Rosa Memorial Highway, they will know that a firefighter died to protect them, and that is the highest service someone can give our state.”

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