Fallen Palm Springs Officer Was To Retire In December

Fallen Palm Springs Officer Was To Retire In December

Jose Gilbert Vega, known to many in Palm Springs as “Gil,” was shot and killed Saturday after 35 years on the city’s police force.

Vega, who was married and had eight children, had submitted his paperwork to retire in December, police Chief Bryan Reyes said.

[sc name=”Article Mobile Ad” ]

“This line of work is designed for 30 years to max out before you retire. So in essence you have an officer that was qualified for retirement five years ago,” Reyes said. “Here he is, 35 years in, still pushing a patrol car for our community to make it better — on a day he wasn’t even scheduled to work.”

Vega, 63, was working overtime on Saturday. It wasn’t part of his usual shift, Reyes said.

Read More

About The Author


Law Officer is the only major law enforcement publication and website owned and operated by law enforcement. This unique facet makes Law Officer much more than just a publishing company but is a true advocate for the profession.

Share This