This story is close to my heart because he is a fellow Deputy Sheriff in LA. I never knew him but just the fact that this scumbag is living free in Mexico boils my blood.
This is just another example of how can we expect to be safe from Terrorism and scum like the above when we don’t even have control of our borders.
Last month the Orange County weekly had a article about all these killer’s living free in Mexico, and Mexico wont extradite them:
It was after midnight on Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, when 16-year-old Doyle and his friends left a heavy-metal concert at the Showcase Theater in Corona and started heading home for nearby Yorba Linda. But first they walked to a fast-food restaurant for a late-night snack.
Drive-through service was all that was available at that hour, so the group left empty-handed. As they headed back to their car, parked near the theater, a group of young men in a car followed, taunting them with shouts of “devil-worshipers must die.” Doyle and his friends kept walking, but once they reached the parking lot across from the theater, the car pulled up and an 18-year-old gang member named Peter Gallardo Espinoza jumped out holding a knife. He stabbed Doyle in the stomach.
A few hours later, Doyle died at Riverside General Hospital. Espinoza bragged about the incident to his girlfriend, who eventually told police. Doyle?s friends then identified Espinoza as the killer. But by the time Corona police detectives began looking for Espinoza, he had already fled across the border to Mexico, where he has remained for the past seven years.
With the war on terrorism three years old and counting, you might think the U.S.-Mexico border would be the last place to find wanted criminals who are actively being sought by U.S. law-enforcement authorities. You?d be wrong. Since allegedly murdering Doyle, Espinoza has repeatedly crossed the border to visit family members, sources close to the investigation say.
“The police have been counting on Homeland Security to catch him at the border, but it seems like he keeps coming back and forth,” said Alan?s father, David Doyle. “I guess they?re just waiting for him to try to cross again. It?s hard to believe seven years have passed and they know where this guy is but can?t get him.”
Take a look at what David March’s wife say’s about this situation:
April 29th, 2002, was the worst day of my life. I found out that my soul-mate, David March, was shot and killed on duty while doing a routine traffic stop at 10:30 in the morning. He was shot in the side of his chest, where the vest did not cover, then executed in the head. I also learned that his killer fled the scene.
Instantly the news media was at the hospital, and at my home to catch the drama as it unfolded. I didn?t want to be on camera, but needed the worlds help finding the person(s), that fled from the scene in a black Maxima. Within two days, the face of the expected killer was all over the news. I wanted to see the eyes of a killer who took my dreams away.
As I sat there, ill in despair, two Hispanic men told the media, they had told Armando Garcia, ?Chato? to flee to the border (Mexico). I thought this was a place to run and hide. Not a place to seek a safe haven. I was soon to find out how broken our justice system really was.
I began to learn new terminology such as; extradition, deportation, bounty hunters, treaty, corruption within Mexico, and worst of all our own governments lack of involvement. This was very overwhelming considering my future, as I saw it, was never going to be the same.
As I approach the one year mark, I cannot believe that this is a battle I need to fight. My husband protected the citizens and loved this career. This was his lifelong dream to make this world a better place. I want to believe that his death brings attention to the very real problem that if people kill and flee to the border, they are getting away with murder.
This isn?t a new problem. How could this not be a huge concern? After September 11th, this nation was attacked by terrorists. We learned that we are not safe, and our homeland needs a better protection system.
Mexico is harboring Mr. Garcia. A cop killer is still living a free life in Mexico. This is a continuous nightmare. Mexico will not extradite a violent criminal wanted for murder, because they don?t agree with the death penalty, or life in prison. This monster moved from Mexico and illegally came to the United States, and resided here in California. He plagued our streets with drugs, and criminal activities. Why isn?t he accountable to our laws, if he lived here and committed murder here? Why is Mexico forcing their laws on our country? Where is the mutual respect? Why would Mexico protect a criminal, who had been deported three times, and had two previous attempted murders, prior to Dave?s death? I want the assurances he is paying for the crime here in the United States. Our family will not settle for a lesser crime such as manslaughter. He took a life, and should be willing to give up his own. That is why the law is in place.
I?m so grateful to our law enforcement, our Sheriff, Lee Baca, and our District Attorney, Steve Cooley, for being a voice, and supporting our family during this most difficult time. This is in the hands of our
federal Government, and our President. We appreciate the prayers and want this tragedy to shed light on our broken system. We cannot let the bad guys win. Our citizens and our police officers are not safe. Please write to your local Congressman and our leaders in Washington D.C. More voices and letters will increase our chances in making our government accountable.
God Bless, Teri March
So far, the only thing being done is awards being issued.
Supervisor Antonovich made the following statement:
“On April 29, 2002, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy David March was shot and killed by Armando Garcia, aka Daniel Garcia and “Chato,” during a routine traffic stop in the City of Irwindale, at approximately 10:30 a.m. In an effort to bring the perpetrator to justice, on November 16, 2004, the Board extended the reward offer of $10,000 for information leading to his arrest and conviction. The reward offer expires February 16, 2005.”
Therefore, on motion of Supervisor Antonovich, seconded by Supervisor Yaroslavsky, unanimously carried, the Board approved the extension of the $10,000 reward offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of Armando Garcia, aka Daniel Garcia and “Chato,” for the death of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy David
March, who was shot and killed after making a routine traffic stop on Live Oak Ave. just east of Peck Rd., in the City of Irwindale, on Monday, April 29, 2002, at approximately 10:30 a.m.
The fact is that something needs to be done, Mexico refuses to send these killers back to the US because they don’t have the death penalty nor do they have a life sentence. So basically, in Mexico you can get away with murder.
Please visit Deputy David March’s website, lots more information plus you can help out and get these killers back to the United States.