Homicide

Memorial to be held for slain Palm Springs officers

  • Members of the Palm Springs Police Department walk into the convention center for the services of Palm Springs officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny, the two officers who were killed in the line of duty earlier this month, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.  (Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun via AP)

    Members of the Palm Springs Police Department walk into the convention center for the services of Palm Springs officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny, the two officers who were killed in the line of duty earlier this month, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. (Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Fourth-graders from Katherine Finchy Elementary School walk outside the Palm Springs Convention Center, showing signs of support for the two fallen police officers, Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny, before a  memorial service for the officers, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Palm Springs, Calif. The two were ambushed and gunned down during an Oct. 8 domestic disturbance call. (Zoe Meyers/The Desert Sun via AP)

    Fourth-graders from Katherine Finchy Elementary School walk outside the Palm Springs Convention Center, showing signs of support for the two fallen police officers, Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny, before a memorial service for the officers, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Palm Springs, Calif. The two were ambushed and gunned down during an Oct. 8 domestic disturbance call. (Zoe Meyers/The Desert Sun via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, John Felix confers with his attorney Michael Rowlands in the Indio Larson Justice Center in Indio, Calif. A memorial service was scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 18, for two California police officers shot to death when responding to a domestic disturbance call at the home of the family of an ex-convict. Authorities said the officers were killed Oct. 8, when 26-year-old gang member Felix opened fire on them with an assault rifle through a metal screen door. (Kurt Miller/The Press-Enterprise via AP, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, John Felix confers with his attorney Michael Rowlands in the Indio Larson Justice Center in Indio, Calif. A memorial service was scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 18, for two California police officers shot to death when responding to a domestic disturbance call at the home of the family of an ex-convict. Authorities said the officers were killed Oct. 8, when 26-year-old gang member Felix opened fire on them with an assault rifle through a metal screen door. (Kurt Miller/The Press-Enterprise via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

A memorial service will be held for two Palm Springs police officers shot to death when responding to a domestic disturbance call at the home of the family of an ex-convict.

Officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny will be honored at a service Tuesday in the Palm Springs Convention Center before they are laid to rest.

Authorities say the officers were killed Oct. 8 when 26-year-old ex-convict John Felix opened fire on them with an assault rifle through a metal screen door.

The deaths of 63-year-old Vega and 27-year-old Zerebny rocked the tight-knit community 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Residents have left bouquets, balloons and notes outside the police station and have been selling T-shirts to raise money for the officers' families.