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Deputy Nelson Henry Yamamoto | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California


Nelson Henry Yamamoto

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 31, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/29/1992

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Nelson Yamamoto died two days after being shot when he responded to a man with a gun call.

The suspect was shot and killed by New York State Police troopers several days after the incident.

Deputy Yamamoto had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for three years. He is survived by his parents.

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It's been about 27 years since i first me you in the academy. We were seated in alphabetical order in the back of the classroom, so you were in my row. I'll never forget how good you were at every level of training, including role playing. You always came out on top, and better than most of us in our class.

We were assigned to the Hall of Justice, where I really got to know you, on the early morning shift. I'll never forget the times that you, Waldron, Fitz and myself would use our radio's on another channel and act like we were on the streets in some major crap. You made us all laugh and we all respected your talents.

Last time I saw you, I was working the gate at sybil bran. You guys came over on a visit and we talked about the great times during training etc.. I remember you smiling the whole time and laughing. That's how I will always remember you brother.

I was on patrol at Lakewood Station when this happened to you. I wanted so bad to be part of the containment, but the whole world was already there. I have never forgotten you!

I know you are with the Good Lord above, as you are one of his special soldiers!

Your Friend Tim Waters
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.
May 14, 2016


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