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Police Officer Charles Andrew Lazzaretto | Glendale Police Department, California Glendale Police Department, California

Police Officer

Charles Andrew Lazzaretto

Glendale Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Police Officer Charles Lazzaretto was shot and killed while searching for a man suspected of trying to kill his girlfriend.

As they entered a warehouse the suspect shot at the officers, killing Officer Lazzaretto. Officers returned fire and surrounded the warehouse during an all night standoff.

Two Los Angeles police officers were shot and wounded after they entered the warehouse in an attempt to rescue Detective Lazzaretto. The suspect was found dead the next morning after members of the SWAT team entered the warehouse.

Officer Lazzaretto had served with the Glendale Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two young sons.

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I graduated from the Academy a few weeks before your death. I remember watching the news of your heroic actions in entering the warehouse and it stuck with me throughout the years during the countless searches I've done myself. Just wanted to say you are never forgotten. This country lives on and moves forward from your service and courage. RIP.

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295
May 27, 2016


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