MONTGOMERY, Wallace Malcolm Distinguished Los Angeles Police Department Homicide Detective III Wallace M. "Bubba" Montgomery, died Friday, April 12, 2013 from complications of cancer at the U.C.L.A. Ronald Reagan Medical Center in West Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Montgomery had a 32-year career with the LAPD. He was initially assigned as a homicide detective and then served over 20 years on the Officer Involved Shooting Team before retiring in 2002. Detective Montgomery is survived by loving partner Shelly Saarela, mother Laura Bonanni and brothers Anthony Montgomery and Carlo Bonanni, along with close and caring aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 1015 Baker St., Costa Mesa, (714) 540-2214 on Monday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow at Antonello Ristorante, 3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, (714) 751-7153.
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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation in Wally's name, 1880 N. Academy Drive, L.A. 90012, (213) 847-4239. O'Connor Mortuary (949) 581-4300 www.oconnormortuary.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 18, 2013
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