Sergeant George Aguilar

Sergeant George Aguilar

Inglewood Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 31, 1988

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George Aguilar

Sergeant George Aguilar was shot and killed while making a felony traffic stop or robbery suspects at 1030 hours. He was en route to a training session in an unmarked car when he observed an armed robbery at a gas station. He followed from a safe distance and called for backup.

As Sergeant Aguilar was positioning for a felony traffic stop the suspect leaned out of his car and fired a round through Sergeant Aguilar's door, fatally wounding him. The shooter later committed suicide and the other four were apprehended within two days.

Sergeant Aguilar had been with the agency for 15 years and had been in law enforcement for a total of 18 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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George was a Compton Police Detective and I was a Compton Police Officer when I met him sometime in 1970. George and I became roommates and good friends prior to him becoming an Inglewood Police Detective. I have really good memories of all the good and bad times we experienced together. Both our spouses bonded together during the bad times and became friends for a short period of time.

George was a good man, husband and father. I will never forget you, God Bless You and Rest in Peace.

Frank Alvarez
Compton Police

November 30, 2018

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