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Police Officer James C. Beyea | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Police Officer

James C. Beyea

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 7, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 9 months

Badge # 25532

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer James Beyea was shot and killed by a suspect during a foot pursuit. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer Beyea's service weapon and fatally shot him.

The suspect was shot and killed a short time later canine officers who had tracked him to the attic of an abandoned house.

Officer Beyea was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for nine months. He is survived by his parents and sister.

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It's our 30th today. Miss and think of you and Van everyday. Thanks for watching over us and keeping us safe. Rest in Peace. 10/87!!

P 2+2 Fred Yamamoto
LAPD Central Traffic Detectives
October 13, 2017

 

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