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Police Officer III James H. Pagliotti | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer III

James H. Pagliotti

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, June 22, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

Badge # 23719

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Denied parole in 2005

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Police Officer James Pagliotti was shot and killed by a juvenile offender at the intersection of Astoria Street and Bromont Avenue.

He and other plainclothes officers were following a burglary suspect when they observed a narcotics transaction occur. As they exited their unmarked vehicle to make contact with the subjects one of the juvenile opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, mortally wounding Officer Pagliotti.

Despite his wound, Officer Pagliotti was able to return fire and struck the subject in the chest.

Officer Pagliotti had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for five years. He was survived by his parents, brother, and fiance.

The offender was denied parole in March 2005, February 2010, and May 2017.

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I knew James when he was a reserve sergeant at the Fresno county sheriffs department back in 1981, he would call me to work for him. He always looked out for us, then he later left us to go to Lapd. It is no surprise he died or should I say gave his life so someone else could live. It was the way James was, I believe he was part of the elite metro division at the time of his death. Rip my brother, you are remembered. Jackson.

Retired deputy jackson
Fresno county sheriffs department
June 7, 2016


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