Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Azuar

Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Azuar

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Jeffrey Lynn Azuar

Officer Jeffrey Azuar was shot and killed after he and another officer attempted to serve a failure to appear warrant on a suspect.

The officers found the suspect hiding in a garage of the residence. The suspect began physically resisting arrest and then pulled out a handgun and shot Officer Azuar in the head. A third officer who had arrived on scene returned fire and seriously wounded the suspect.

Officer Azuar was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He had been a canine handler since 1993. His first canine, Rondo, was stabbed to death in the line of duty in 1997.

Officer Azuar had been employed with the Vallejo Police Department for 21 years, and is survived by his daughter.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on May 7, 2004.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 371

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I worked at JC Penney's with Jeff in 1974-78. He was a great guy and we had a very good time when we worked together. I just heard of his passing. I'm very sorry he is gone from us.

Richard Hall
J.C. Penney's

January 12, 2016

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