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Deputy Sheriff David William March | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

David William March

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, April 29, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/29/2002

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life imprisonment

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Deputy David March was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle in Irwindale, California, at approximately 10:40 am.

The suspect had stated to friends that he wanted to kill a police officer during a traffic stop. The suspect intentionally got stopped and waited for Deputy March to get in front of his patrol car so he could open fire, as Deputy March would have no place to take cover. Deputy March was shot several times in the head and chest.

The suspect, who was identified shortly after the shooting, fled to Mexico where he remained for 4 years. On February 23, 2006, the suspect was arrested in Mexico by US Marshals and Mexican federal agents following a joint investigation. He was extradited back to California and on March 2nd, 2007, he plead guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputy March had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and stepdaughter.

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My name is Ariela Lemus and I am currently a recruit from LASD class #403. Unfortunately I did not get to know Deputy March but when I noticed that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's creed was written by him , I was automatically inspired by him and I really admire him. I live by those words, "Mt goals are simple, I will always be painfully honest, work as hard as I can, learn as much as I can, and hopefully make a difference in people's lives."

Recruit Lemus
Los Angeles County Sheriff
September 29, 2014

 

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