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Police Officer Gordon G. French | Laguna Beach Police Department, California Laguna Beach Police Department, California

Police Officer

Gordon G. French

Laguna Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, February 13, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 6

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Police Officer Gordon French was shot and killed after being taken hostage by a prisoner attempting to escape the police station.

Officer French, who was unarmed at the time, was shot while attempting to overpower the subject. The man later committed suicide.

Officer French had served with the Laguna Beach Police Department for three years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th 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
January 7, 2010


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