■ The Valley Chronicle Staff
The Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Exchange Club has set up an account to help the daughter of the murdered Palm Springs police officer Lesley Zerebny. The Exchange Club is asking that the community get behind supporting this young girl as the family heals from the tragedy that took her mother’s life. Members of the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Exchange Club donated $1000.
There are two ways to make donations on behalf of Lesley Zerebny at the Bank of Hemet:
Donations can be made by going into the Bank of Hemet and asking for Myrna Torres at the bank, who has offered to help. Myrna can be reached at 951-766-4108.
Checks can also be made payable directly to the daughter’s name, Cora Rayne Zerebny (FBO), and mailed as follows:
Bank of Hemet (c/o Myrna Torres) 1600 E. Florida Ave. Hemet, CA. 92544
As a final note, for banking security they do not give out the banking account numbers.
The Valley Chronicle previously reported, “Zerebny and Jose “Gil” Vega were responding to a domestic disturbance call, Oct. 8, 2016, in the 2700 Block of Cypress Avenue in Palm Springs when known gang member, John Hernandez Felix, allegedly opened fire. Both officers suffered fatal injuries, while a third officer on-scene survived his.
“Felix was captured after a standoff and will be facing the death penalty if convicted.
“The last time a Palm Springs police officer died on duty was during the 1960s; Officer Lyle Wayne Larrabee died during a vehicle pursuit in 1962, and Officer Gale Gene Eldridge was shot while investigating a robbery in 1961. Zerebny and Vega were the third and fourth in the history of PSPD.”