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Officer Elza P. Fitzpatrick, Jr. | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


Elza P. Fitzpatrick, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Thursday, December 6, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Fitzpatrick was shot and killed while investigating an abandoned vehicle which had been used in a robbery. While on the scene the suspect returned in a taxi cab. As the suspect reached for a revolver a struggle ensued and Officer Fitzpatrick was shot and killed. Deputies who arrived on the scene shot the suspect.

The 37-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
December 6, 2009


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