Juan Pardo/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMourners gathered to remember Officer Bryan Tuvera at the Taraval Police Station on Sunday. Tuvera was fatally shot in 2006 while trying to detain an escaped inmate.

Slain SF officer remembered on seventh anniversary of fatal shooting

Sunday marked the seventh anniversary of the fatal shooting of police Officer Bryan Tuvera, who was killed while trying to apprehend an escapee from a state correctional work camp.

While the Police Department did not hold a formal memorial service this year, those who wished to remember Tuvera, 28, were encouraged to visit the Community Room dedicated to him at the Taraval Police Station in the Sunset district.

A memorial garden created at McCoppin Square Park in Tuvera's honor Nov. 19, 2012, was another area of remembrance on the anniversary.

Tuvera was among the officers attempting to detain Marlon Ruff, 33, on Dec. 22, 2006, in the Sunset district, according to police.

After police spotted Ruff on 25th Avenue, he fled into a home near 25th Avenue and Lawton Street and went into the garage. When police tried to move in, he opened fire, striking Tuvera.

Another officer returned fire and killed Ruff at the scene.

Tuvera, a 4½-year veteran of the Police Department, died at San Francisco General Hospital the next day.

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