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Deputy Thomas H. Pohlman | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

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Thomas H. Pohlman

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 18, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Thomas Pohlman was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest. Deputy Pohlman was on patrol when he smelled ether, used to manufacture PCP. He called for assistance but before back up could arrive, the suspect ran from the scene.

Deputy Pohlman started a foot pursuit and was able to capture the suspect. While the suspect was being handcuffed, he was able to gain control of Deputy Pohlman's revolver and shot him. Deputy Pohlman died at the scene.

Deputy Pohlman had served with the agency for 4 years.

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The men and women of ELA Station and the entire LASD family continue to remember your ultimate sacrifice and strive to work toward keeping our personnel, citizens and visitors safe.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
April 18, 2017

 

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