Police Officer Daryle Wayne Black

Police Officer Daryle Wayne Black

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 30, 2000

Daryle Wayne Black

Officer Daryle Black was shot and killed when he and his partner were ambushed.

The two officers, members of the Long Beach Police Department's anti-gang unit, were driving an unmarked vehicle at approximately 2300 hours when they were struck by gunfire in an ambush style attack. After both officers were shot, one officer was able to call for assistance, and both were taken to a local hospital where Officer Black died approximately one hour later. Neither officer was able to return fire.

The suspect was arrested two days later after being identified through an investigation. The killer was found guilty and sentenced to death during his second trial.

Officer Black had been employed with the Long Beach Police Department for six years, and had been in law enforcement for ten years. He had previously served with the United States Marine Corps.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 5452
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 29, 2000
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Thank you Daryle for your service and I will be honoring you during my Run Across Michigan in 2018.

Matt Garbarino
Kent County Sheriff's Office

January 15, 2018

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