Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 600
Weapon: Rifle; AK-47
Offender: 2 shot and killed; 6 apprehended
Police Officer Carlos Ledesma was shot and killed while conducting an undercover 'reverse' bust operation in Phoenix.
Officer Ledesma was working an undercover operation with two other officers. They were attempting to sell 500 pounds of marijuana. They had just arrived to complete the deal when the suspects came out firing at them. Two of the officers were able to return fire and both were wounded.
Two suspects were shot and killed by the officers, and six other suspects were taken into custody.
Officer Ledesma was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Chandler Police Department for three years. He had previously served with the Spirit Lake, Iowa, Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.