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Deputy Sheriff David Stan Piquette | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

David Stan Piquette

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, July 7, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to 26 years to life

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Deputy David Piquette was killed in an automobile accident on SR-91 while en route to the agency's academy.

A stove had fallen off of another vehicle on the highway and landed in a travel lane of the roadway. Several vehicles took evasive action to avoid striking the stove, including Deputy Piquette and a tractor trailer. One of the trailers overturned and landed on top of Deputy Piquette's unmarked vehicle. He sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

The stove, and several other items, had just been stolen by the driver of the pickup that it fell off of. The driver fled the scene after the stove fell into the roadway. The 32 year-old man, who had a lengthy criminal history dating back to when he was 11 years-old, was arrested and subsequently convicted of first degree murder. He was sentenced to 26 years to life.

Deputy Piquette had served with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and 3-year-old twins.

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Dear David,

I have never known you. But it is obvious the impact you have on the world you left behind. Your mother is the one who introduced me to your story and family. It is a honor to be a part of your growing memory. Not many leave behind a living memory, but you do. Everyday someone new learns about you, your story, your family and your legacy. It is a honor and a privilege to now be a part of this flame. I will cherish your memory by doing my best to reflect your attitudes and sacrifices everday. God bless you Sheriff David Stan Piquette. God bless your family, large and small. And God bless your mother, who stokes the fire every day.

Pvt. James Martin Bellomy
USAR, retired, friend of Lan
August 26, 2017

 

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