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Sheriff William C. Getman | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California


William C. Getman

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, January 7, 1858

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 week

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff William Getman was killed while trying to diffuse a violent situation. A suspect had entered a pawnshop and demanded to the storeowner shoot him or he would shoot the storeowner. Sheriff Getman responded and came up behind the suspect, spoke calmly to him and placed his hand on the suspect’s shoulder. The suspect quickly turned around and started shooting emptying his gun. Sheriff Getman was struck and killed. A Deputy and other men returned fire killing the suspect.

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Sheriff Getman,
On today, the 158th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County.


United States Border Patrol
January 7, 2016


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