Detective Sergeant John Fitzgerald

Detective Sergeant John Fitzgerald

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, June 18, 1921

John Fitzgerald

Sergeant John Fitzgerald was shot and killed while leading a raid on a home that contained illegal liquor and narcotics.

Sergeant Fitzgerald was shot in the stomach during the raid and died as a result. The suspect, who had been arrested by Sergeant Fitzgerald in 1916, had been paroled from San Quentin Prison three months earlier, and had also served time in Folsam Prison in 1911 and 1913. The suspect fled to Mexico where he was arrested and returned to Los Angeles. He was convicted of Sergeant Fitzgerald's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

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Det. Sgt. Fitzgerald,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 18, 2017

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