Deputy Barry J. Hoffman

Deputy Barry J. Hoffman

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 1971

Barry J. Hoffman

Deputy Barry Hoffman was shot and killed during a struggle. Deputy Hoffman and his partner were questioning two suspects near a bar in Lawndale when the two suspects attempted to flee. A struggle ensued between Deputy Hoffman and one of the suspects when he was wounded. Deputy Hoffman's partner shot and killed the suspect. Deputy Hoffman was transported to a local hospital where he died five days later.

Deputy Hoffman had been with the agency for just over two years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 25, 1971
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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