Los Angeles County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy honored at funeral after being killed in Lakewood crash
Family members, friends and hundreds of law enforcement personnel gathered in Diamond Bar to pay their respects to fallen Deputy Thomas Albanese.
A hearse carrying Albanese’s casket was escorted by a procession to the funeral, where it was carried into Calvary Chapel Golden Springs by fellow deputies followed by a bagpipe player.
An emotional Sheriff Alex Villanueva was among those who eulogized the 41-year-old Albanese.
“It’s been a tough time in law enforcement,” Villanueva said, pausing to choke back tears. “There are people screaming at the tops of their lungs that cops are bad, and the less of us the better society is. And I say to all those — not even close. The world is a better place because of people