Wallace M. Montgomery

Wallace M. Montgomery

November 20, 1947 - April 12, 2013

Wallace M. Montgomery

November 20, 1947 - April 12, 2013



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.

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.

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3 responses to Wallace M. Montgomery

  1. Rebecca says:

    Wally & I shared a special connection that is truly missed. He was funny, playful & serious, sensitive yet strong but always realistic and so very much more all wrapped up in just one person. He was that one of kind of person that lifted you to be the very best you could be and I will forever be grateful to him. He will forever be in my heart. My Love Always Rebecca

  2. Three years later and I still think of him. Wally will always be in my heart and my heart goes out to Shelly and his family.


  3. Pamela says:

    I’ve waited a long time to write this. Not surprised to learn of this, but he was not an honest person. Caused a lot of people a lot of pain. Him and his life partner, really. I could go on and on but rest in peace if that’s possible.

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