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Deputy City Marshal T. Dwight Crittenden | Los Angeles City Municipal Court, California Los Angeles City Municipal Court, California

Deputy City Marshal

T. Dwight Crittenden

Los Angeles City Municipal Court, California

End of Watch: Thursday, February 17, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Deputy Marshal Crittenden and Deputy Marshal Leon W. Romer were shot and killed while attempting to serve an eviction warrant at a home on East 23rd Street. The suspect opened fire on the two deputy marshals when he was told he would have to leave the home.

Deputy Marshal Romer was able to stumble outside, where he collapsed in the front yard. The suspect then shot Deputy Marshal Crittenden in the back as he retreated into the street to seek cover.

Responding officers engaged the suspect in an hour-long gun battle until wounding him four times. The man was eventually convicted of two counts of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.

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Deputy City Marshal Leon William Romer
Los Angeles City Municipal Court, California
End of Watch: Thursday, February 17, 1938
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Crittenden. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
October 23, 2009

 

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