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Deputy Sheriff Gary David Saunders | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

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Gary David Saunders

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, May 22, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Released in 1975

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Deputy Gary Saunders was shot and killed with his own service weapon following a foot chase of a suspect near the intersection of Florence and Holmes Avenues. During the ensuing struggle the suspect was able to gain control of Deputy Saunders' service revolver and shot him. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later after being surrounded.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder. He was released from prison in 1975.

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RIP Deputy Saunders. You are not forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295
May 22, 2016

 

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