Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 6/25/1979
Suspect: Convicted of manslaughter
Patrolman Dennis Gonzales was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while making a traffic stop on a freeway. The 18-year-old suspect later turned himself in, claiming he did not know he struck anyone. The man was convicted of manslaughter.
Patrolman Gonzales had served with the agency for five years. He was survived by his wife.