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Derek D. Morton

Derek D. Morton

Derek D. MortonSanta Monica Police Officer Derek David Morton, of Valencia, was laid to rest after a valiant two-year battle with metastatic colon cancer. He was surrounded by love his whole life, and his family was by his side for his final journey.

Read more about Officer Derek David Morton at the Santa Monica Mirror

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our fellow community members and healthcare workers, we have decided to cancel this Saturday’s annual Candy Cane Drive. Though we’re saddened to not be Santa’s official escort around our city this year, the big guy has told us to rest assured that Santa Monica is on the nice list for his rounds next Thursday night. Happy Holidays everyone and we’re confident we’ll be back to this great tradition next year.

Stay safe, stay well and stay merry.