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Reserve Deputy Sheriff Michael V. Wigderson | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Reserve Deputy Sheriff

Michael V. Wigderson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, March 20, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 3/20/1967

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Not available

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Reserve Deputy Wigderson was accidentally shot and killed during a training exercise at the Reserve Academy in East Los Angeles. The exercise involved Reserve Deputy Wigderson and another reserve deputy to arrest a suspect played by the instructor. As they attempted to disarm the instructor his gun, which had accidentally been loaded with live ammunition, discharged, striking Reserve Deputy Wigderson in the heart and the other deputy in the arm. Reserve Deputy Wigderson died from his injuries en route to the hospital

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I remember like it was yesterday driving with al matthew's to make the death notiiacton to mikes wife.
RIP Mike.

Dep. Gary Kotler
L.A County Sheriff (RET.)
September 27, 2014

 

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