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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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Hi Cousin Fil. It's been along time, but I was thinking of you lately. Just reflecting on things. Family reunions, meeting Sylvia and the girls. It's been too long. I havent seen Cousin Filbert and Rosie either. You'll always be remembered for you heroism. You are missed and loved by so many. This month is the aniversary of your passing. 17 years. I remember Sam was 2 yrs. old and Sierra was just born. Time flew. Cousin, say hi to my mom, dad and my sister, Maya for me okay. Wish we would have spent more family time together. Love Evie

Evie Deleon, Secretary BOI
August 27, 2015


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