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Police Officer Javier Bejar | Reedley Police Department, California Reedley Police Department, California

Police Officer

Javier Bejar

Reedley Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, March 1, 2010

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 83

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/25/2010

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Committed Suicide

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Officer Javier Bejar died from a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier when he responded to assist on an officer down call.

Deputy Joel Wahlenmaier, of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, along with members of the California Fire Marshals Office and several other deputies went to serve a warrant on a suspected arsonist in Minkler, California. When they arrived, the suspect opened fire killing Deputy Wahlenmaier and wounding another deputy.

Officer Bejar responded to the officer down call. Approximately thirty minutes after the initial shooting, the suspect opened fire again with a high-powered rifle, outfitted with a scope. He shot and critically wounded Officer Bejar, who was using his patrol car as cover, from a range of approximately 80 yards.

Officer Bejar was taken to Community Medical Center where he died from his wound days later.

The suspect was found dead inside the home after a standoff that lasted several hours.

Officer Bejar had served with the Reedley Police Department for five years and had served with the department as an Explorer when he was a teenager. Officer Bejar was also a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, mother, and brother.

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Deputy Sheriff Joel Brian Wahlenmaier
Fresno County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Cause: Gunfire

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As I mourn the life of another fallen officer in San Jose, Ca. I am reminded of the lose I felt when you left us. We spent 2 weeks in Sacramento in 2009, training to be Defensive Tactics Instructors. We studied, practice and most importantly, we talked about life. We talked about our struggles, our fears and our future plans. Then, as we were planing on going back for our annual update in 2010, we never got the chance. I hope the memory of your life is still strong in your community and even stronger with your family. I am a better person from meeting you, GRACIAS.

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March 25, 2015


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