February 9, 2000
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- When Glendale Police Lt. Don Meredith went out to see the new signs on the Ventura Freeway memorializing slain Officer Charles Lazzaretto it brought a tear to his eye. "He was a good friend," Meredith said. "He was a super nice guy who always had a smile and something nice to say." Assemblyman Scott Wildman pushed through legislation last year that renamed a stretch of the Ventura Freeway from the Glendale Freeway to the Golden State Freeway after Lazzaretto who was killed in the line of duty in 1997.