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Police Officer II Filberto Henry Cuesta, Jr. | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer II

Filberto Henry Cuesta, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, August 9, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 30753

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Filberto Cuesta was shot and killed as he sat in his cruiser while waiting for backup units at a large party. Shots were fired on the officers from behind their vehicle and one bullet struck Officer Cuesta in the head. Officer Cuesta's partner was able to return fire. Although Officer Cuesta's partner tried to stop the bleeding with a tourniquet Officer Cuesta succombed to the injury.

Several suspects were detained for questioning and in the ensuing investigation, a shooter was identified and later convicted and sentenced to life.

Officer Cuesta had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters, ages 18 months and 4 weeks.

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Missing you today. Spent the day in Laguna watching Sierra surf ..you would be so proud of her. She is in love with her new board she designed herself . I wish you could have been there with me taking photos of her. Please watch over her. Those waves give me panic attacks lol. Sam made it through her first semester of college. It's been so nice having her home ...spring session is starting soon so I'm enjoying spending as much time as baby manta can with me. You are always in my heart.

Wife Sylvia Cuesta
January 17, 2016

 

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