Garden Grove, CA

Event honors GGPD’s Han Cho

The Orange County Tribune

THE NEW CIVIC Center Bridge (shown receiving finishing touches) at left; at right is GGPD Corporal Han Cho.

On Tuesday the Garden Grove City Council and the Garden Grove Police Department will honor Garden Grove Police Corporal Han Cho with a plaque dedication and unveiling. The ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m., at the new Civic Center Bridge on the west entrance of the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, at 11300 Stanford Ave.

Corporal Cho was tragically killed during an off-duty motorcycle accident on Monday, Aug. 7, on his way back from work as a Garden Grove Police officer. He served the City of Garden Grove for 28 years.

Corporal Cho began his career with the Garden Grove Police Department in 1995 as a police recruit. During his career, he worked a variety of assignments that included patrol, Gang Suppression Unit, Career Criminal Apprehension Team (CCAT), Hostage Negotiation Team, Neighborhood Traffic Unit, and as a field training officer. He rose to the rank of master officer in 2006, then to corporal in 2022. Han was a triathlete who enjoyed, running, swimming, biking, and completed numerous marathons. He is survived by his two children, parents, two sisters, a brother, and a niece.

Included in the program will be remarks by Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones, Garden Grove Police Chief Amir El-Farra, and sister of the late Corporal Han Cho.

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