Patrolman Dennis Glenn Gonzales

Patrolman Dennis Glenn Gonzales

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, June 25, 1979

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Dennis Glenn Gonzales

Patrolman Dennis Gonzales was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while making a traffic stop on I-8, just east of the Fairmount Avenue exit.

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 San Diego Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

hit-and-run, traffic stop

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Patrolman Gonzales,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Diego. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Border Patrol Agent Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol El Paso Station

June 25, 2019

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