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Deputy Sheriff Rudolph Goss Vejar | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Rudolph Goss Vejar

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, November 12, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed; One executed

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Deputy Rudolph Vejar was shot and killed while working undercover at a speakeasy. Two men entered the establishment at dawn and attempted to rob it. During the robbery Deputy Vejar drew his revolver and shot and killed one of the suspects. He then exchanged shots with the second suspect and both men were struck. Deputy Vejar was struck in the mouth and died a short time later.

The second suspect was convicted of Deputy Vejar's murder and hanged Febuary 8, 1935.

Deputy Vejar was assigned to the Sheriff's Headquarters at the time.

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You are never forgotten. RIP.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
November 12, 2017

 

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