Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 months
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 1/9/1988
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Case never solved
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.