She had been a Los Angeles P.O. since September of 1966, spending most of her time working in East Los Angeles.
In the last four decades, she changed—and in many cases, saved—more lives than anyone can adequately count.
I first met Mary in early 1991 and, eighteen years later, I still consider her to be one of the most remarkable people I have ever known.
My assessment of her is shared by hundreds others—from law enforcement types to guys doing time in prison, and the range in between. Mary Ridgway is irreplaceable.
Her death has blown a great many people out on the trail, myself included.
I will have a full post about Mary either Monday morning, or Tuesday morning.
But, in the meantime, for those who need this information:
Services for Mary Ridgway will be held at Forest Lawn (off the 134) on Monday, March 2, at 11 a.m.
An event honoring Mary will follow the service at the Grace E. Simons Lodge, at 1025 Elysian Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90012, up near the old LAPD Academy