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Deputy Sheriff Hagop Jake Kuredjian | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Hagop Jake Kuredjian

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, August 31, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 17 years

Badge # 4144

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Automatic

Offender: Killed in fire

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Deputy Sheriff Hagop Jake Kuredjian was shot and killed after responding to backup another deputy and federal agents who were attempting to serve a warrant on a man for impersonating a police officer and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

When officers arrived at the residence in an affluent neighborhood, the man came to the door several times but refused to go outside. As the officers attempted to gain entry through a window the man opened fire with an automatic rifle, striking Deputy Kuredjian in the head.

The suspect then held other officers at bay for several hours before his house caught fire and burned to the ground. The suspect had previously been a police officer.

Deputy Kuredjian had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 17 years.

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"There is no greater love than to lie down your life for a friend." Those of us in law enforcement do this for the friends we swear to protect and serve. May God accept Deputy Kuredjian into his loving arms.

Buz Williams, Sergeant, retired
Long Beach Police Department
September 4, 2016


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