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Officer Loren Cornwell Roosevelt | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Loren Cornwell Roosevelt

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 5, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed to mental hospital

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Officer Loren Roosevelt was shot and killed by a suspicious man. He was en route home when he noticed the man and called him over to his patrol car. As the man approached he suddenly pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Roosevelt nine times. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Roosevelt was able to provide a description that led to the suspect's capture.

The suspect was sentenced to death for Officer Roosevelt's murder, but the sentence was later commuted and he was committed to a mental hospital. He was later released in 1971 and died in 2008.

Officer Roosevelt had served with the agency for 3 years, and was formerly Chief of Police for Arcadia, California. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 6, 2015

 

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