Police Officer Gordon G. French

Police Officer Gordon G. French

Laguna Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 13, 1953

Gordon G. French

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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 6

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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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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