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Deputy Sheriff James W. Waygood | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

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James W. Waygood

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 11, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

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Cause: Automobile accident

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Deputy James Waygood was killed in an traffic accident while on patrol.

Deputy Waygood was the passenger in a radio car that was responding to a call for assistance at a fight at Hooper Avenue Elementary School. A drunk driver in a Cadillac ran a red light and collided with the speeding radio car. The drunk driver was also killed, however, the driver of the radio car survived.

Deputy Waygood had served with the agency for two and a half years.

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Your half brother and I mourn the fact that we never got to meet you. We are grateful, however, for the man you were and proud of the occupation you chose. Wish we could have known you! Sleep in peace.

Kathleen & Mike Waygood
brother of James W. Waygood, Jr.
January 3, 2013


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