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Patrolman Jerry L. Hartless | San Diego Police Department, California San Diego Police Department, California

Patrolman

Jerry L. Hartless

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, January 31, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/9/1988

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Case never solved

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Patrolman Jerry Hartless succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three weeks earlier during a foot pursuit.

He and another officer were on patrol when Patrolman Hartless noticed a wanted gang member standing on a corner. The suspect fled on foot when Patrolman Hartless approached him.

As Patrolman Hartless caught up to the suspect the man produced a 9 mm handgun and opened fire, striking him in the forehead.

Patrolman Hartless was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the San Diego Police Department for nine months. He was survived by his wife.

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May you rest in peace my brother. I often find myself reflecting our academy time. You will never be forgotten.

Jaime Alvarado
SDPD
August 18, 2016

 

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