SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department paid honor to Bryan Tuvera, a SFPD who was murdered during a shooting on December 22, 2006. Friday, December 22 marked the eleventh anniversary of Tuvera’s death.

The SFPD paid tribute to fallen Officer Bryan Tuvera who was fatally shot in December 2006 in the line of duty.

Officer Tuvera was shot by a suspect wanted on a felony warrant. When the suspect attempted to flee, officers initiated a foot pursuit. The suspect broke into the side door of a residence and went into the garage. When officers moved in to take the suspect into custody, he opened fire, striking Officer Tuvera. A second officer returned fire and the suspect was killed at the scene.

San Francisco firefighters and paramedics and the staff at San Francisco General Hospital, attempted to save Tuvera’s life, but he succumbed to his injuries on December 23, 2006. He entered the San Francisco Police Department on July 1, 2002. He was 28 years old. He was a member of the 205th Police Academy Class. Prior to his assignment at Taraval Station, Officer Tuvera served with distinction at Southern and Park stations.

The San Francisco Police Department honored and paid tribute to Officer Tuvera on Friday, December 22, 2017. Members of the public wishing to remember Officer Tuvera visited the Community Room dedicated to him at the Taraval Police Station, located at 2345- 24th Avenue. A memorial garden at McCoppin Square Park (directly across the street from Taraval Station) was dedicated in Officer Tuvera’s honor on November 19, 2012.  The park contains a plaque dedicated to Officer Tuvera.  The public may visit the garden year round during regular park hours.