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Police Officer William N. Wong | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer

William N. Wong

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, October 29, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # 22205

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: One convicted, one still at large

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Police Officer William Wong and Police Officer Arthur Soo Hoo were killed when their police car was struck by a vehicle driven at approximately 85 mph.

The occupants in the vehicle were fleeing from a drug deal gone bad. The vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of North Broadway and College Streets and struck the patrol car the officers were in.

Both suspects fled to Mexico where they were arrested by Mexican authorities but released because of the violent drug cartel to which they belonged. In 2003 the passenger suspect was arrested in Vacavile, California, and pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge. As of 2011 the driver is still at large and is to still believed to be in Mexico.

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Police Officer Arthur Ken Soo Hoo
Los Angeles Police Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, October 29, 1983
Cause: Vehicular assault

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Officers Wong and Soo Hoo,

Your service and ultimate sacrifice (and that of your families) to the City of Los Angeles is memorialized here and will always be remembered. As a former P-II who has driven past the intersection where it occurred, I always reflect upon the incident and think of your courage and commitment that night. Each of you represented the best of America.

Anonymous
November 10, 2016

 

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