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Deputy Didier M. Hurdle | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

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Didier M. Hurdle

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, November 25, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Didier Hurdle was shot and killed after stopping suspected gang members. When Deputy Hurdle and a cadet trainee stopped the suspect’s car, the suspect exited and opened fire. The Cadet was wounded in the leg, but was able to return fire. Deputy Hurdle was shot and killed. During the gun battle, the deputies were able to wound one of the suspects. Responding deputies were able to follow the suspects' blood trail. The suspects were apprehended and charged with murder of a police officer and possession of PCP.

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I had the privilege of knowing and working around "Dee" all during those riot years in East Los Angeles Patrol. He was a cops, cop, hard working, dedicated, sharp and of course had a great sense of humor which sometimes is all we have to help us make sense of the world we lived in.
He saw a new opportunity when Lynwood Sheriff's opened its doors and felt he could make a difference. While his path took him to Lynwood, my path took me to Academy Training as did the path of his old partner in ELA, Bob Ouellette. The week I transferred from the Academy to Emergency Services Detail was the same week Dee left us.
To his Widow, Mary and his family, I still think of him often and he lives with us all in our hearts.

Sgt/Ret Robert Storm Murcott
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
August 7, 2016

 

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