Octavio Orduno, Ride in Peace

Icon: A person of thing regarded as a representative symbol of something

I have to believe that Mr. Octavio Orduno was an icon, widely recognized by many, as he rode the streets and back ways of his hometown Long Beach, long before a newspaper story from a few years ago, made him one to the rest of us. Inspiration to many. But I also imagine a life beyond the headlines, the life of a man beloved, and simply known as husband, father, grandfather, and compadre by the relative few who knew him best. 

Ride in Peace Mr. Orduno.