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Patrolman Dennis Glenn Gonzales | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman

Dennis Glenn Gonzales

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, June 25, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 6/25/1979

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Convicted of manslaughter

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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.

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Dennis was my patrol partner and best friend! I think of him often, and am comforted knowing that he is a believer in The Lord Jesus Christ.

X Officer Bob Townsend #1087
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March 24, 2013

 

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