2 slain Palm Springs officers remembered by thousands

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – To his family and friends, Palm Springs police officer Jose “Gil” Vega loved coffee and doughnuts, golf, and telling jokes – but above all, public service.

    And the 63-year-old died doing what he loved when he and fellow officer Lesley Zerebny responded to a domestic disturbance call on Oct. 8 involving a known gang member.

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