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    Officer Ricardo A. Crocker


    In service: 1995 -2005

    Officer Ricardo Crocker was a 10 year veteran of the Santa Monica Police Department and a Marine Corps Reserve Major.  Officer Crocker was killed by a rocket propelled grenade while on tour and in service to his country in Iraq on May 26, 2005.

    Officer Crocker held the rank of Captain in the United States Marines when he was hired by the police department and has since been promoted to the rank of Major.  Crocker's last assignment with the Santa Monica Police Department was with the Police Activities League, where he helped procure computers for a program to help prepare students for their college entrance exam. His memory has been memorialized by dedicating the Santa Monica portion of the 10 freeway in his honor.

    Officer Crocker was born in New Haven, Connecticut.  He was appointed as a police officer on July 21, 1995. 

    Age: 39 

      End of Watch: May 27, 2005
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