Officer David Noel Seibert

Officer David Noel Seibert

Torrance Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, August 10, 1967

David Noel Seibert

Officer David Seibert was shot and killed while responding to a silent robbery alarm at a local supermarket. When he arrived at the scene the suspect opened fire, killing him.

The suspect, an escapee from the Tulare County, California, Prison Camp, was arrested two weeks later near Salt Lake City, Utah, after he overturned his car. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death March 8, 1968. His sentence was later commuted to life. He died in prison August 4, 2010.

Officer Seibert had served with the Torrance Police Department for 2 years and is survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Dear Seibert Family,
After all these years, I remember David. He was a handsome, young, attentive recruit at LASD Academy Class 107. I am proud to say, he was one of my many classmates. I specifically remember David as we spoke often and shared our impressions of the fine academy training we were receiving. I also fondly remember Joseph P. Zerbies (also an academy classmate), who has left such a warm remembrance on this post. All of us graduated in August of 1965. David served with distinction and his EOW was only a short two years later. Because I considered David a friend and brother in law enforcement, when his death was reported, I kept a copy of the Torrance Press=Herald newspaper and to this day have that copy in my possession. My prayers have always included a special thought, he may watch over his family and all of us. We will meet again my brother. Truly, you will always be a HERO and sorely missed. May GOD Bless you and your loving family.

Deputy IV Harry H. Hansen (former LASD)
USMS (retired)

January 12, 2018

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