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Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS Bishop, Sheriff's Deputy Remembered

LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA -- LDS Bishop David Alan Fletcher Sr. was remembered in funeral services on Thursday, August 24th for his service to others both through the LDS Church and through his work as a sheriff's deputy in Los Angeles county. Fletcher was bishop of the Quartz Hill Ward of the LDS Church and worked with the North County Family Crimes Bureau assisting abused children when he died Saturday, August 19th at his home. He was 44.

Church members filed the Quartz Hill Ward's chapel to overflowing, and the standingroom-only congregation included other sheriff's deputies, lawyers and boy scout leaders. Among those attending the service were Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca and Lancaster Vice Mayor Henry Hearns.

At the funeral, Lancaster Stake President Douglas W. Pulsipher noted the difference between Fletcher's working life and his church life. "What a dichotomy," he said. While Fletcher worked with the youth at church, he also worked with children, abused children, in his working life.

Before he joine the North County Family Crimes Bureau in Lancaster, where he was considered one of the four best officers in the bureau of 40, Fletcher had worked with the substance abuse narcotics education program, teaching school children about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

In the Church Fletcher was a Boy Scout leader and worked with the youth. He married his wife, Barbara after meeting her at Church and baptizing her a member. Married in 1974, they were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple a year later. Now a widow with eight children, Barbara will have "the opportunity to spend eternity with her sweetheart," said President Pulsipher.

According to Pulsipher, the Department of Family Services, Lancaster East office, established a college scholarship in Fletcher's name.


Life of deputy, bishop remembered
Palmdale CA Antelope Valley Press 25Aug00 P2
By Sal Chavez: Valley Press Staff Writer


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