Police to hold vigil on anniversary of Taraval officer’s slaying

San Francisco police will remember police Officer Bryan Tuvera, who was killed while pursuing an escaped felon in 2006, at a vigil Wednesday night at the Taraval police station.

On the night of Dec. 22, 2006, Tuvera, 28, tried to take 33-year-old Marlon Ruff into custody in the Sunset district. Ruff had escaped from a Northern California state correctional work camp the year before.

Tuvera, a four-year veteran who worked out of the Taraval station, chased Ruff into the garage of a home, where Ruff then shot and killed him.

Ruff was struck by return fire from a second officer and then fatally shot himself.

Wednesday’s vigil will take place from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Taraval Station Community Room, 2345 24th Ave.

Bay Area NewsCrimeCrime & CourtsLocalSan Francisco

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Advocates want more public notice before SF euthanizes an animal

Animal control officials say web posting proposal would eat up resources, change few outcomes

State issues guidelines allowing places of worship to resume services

Local black ministers, civil rights leaders call for churches to remain closed

Republicans sue Newsom over vote-by-mail order for November election

By Laura Newberry Los Angeles Times Three Republican groups have sued Gov.… Continue reading

Krip-Hop Nation’s Leroy F. Moore Jr. is a born fighter

Pandemic won’t slow this artist, disability rights educator and activist

When should bars reopen?

San Francisco residents weigh in

Most Read