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Detective Gerald Wayne Sawyer | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California


Gerald Wayne Sawyer

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 6, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 11797

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Detective Gerald Sawyer was shot and killed while working in a joint undercover investigation with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Detective Sawyer was shot by a cocaine trafficker during an attempted robbery of a $144,000 flashroll. The trafficker and an accomplice were arrested at the scene by other officers and charged with first degree murder.

A jury acquitted both suspects on September 28, 1974.

Detective Sawyer had served with the agency for 10 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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i rem this - RIP Brother

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November 8, 2015


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