A California Highway Patrol officer who died in the line of duty in Santa Cruz County a decade ago will get a new headstone, the CHP reported Wednesday.
John Pedro's grave marker was stolen in early October from the Santa Cruz cemetery where he was laid to rest. The Watsonville High grad was killed in an on-the-job crash in 2002.
"The family who owns the funeral home has graciously offered to replace Officer Pedro's head stone," CHP officer Sarah Jackson reported in an email to Patch. "Because of their generosity, donations are no longer necessary."
The CHP had been collecting funds to replace the headstone, which weighed 150-200 pounds and cost $800.
No arrests have been made.