Officer Tommy De La Rosa

Officer Tommy De La Rosa

Fullerton Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 21, 1990

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Tommy De La Rosa

Officer De La Rosa was shot and killed after being ambushed by drug suspects in Downey, California. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer De La Rosa was able to return fire and kill one of the suspects. The three remaining suspects were all apprehended and convicted of Officer De La Rosa's murder. All three were sentenced to life without parole.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 671

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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REST IN PEACE OFFICER DE LA ROSA, YOU WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, READING YOUR STORY HAS GIVEN ME INSPIRATION TO BE A PART OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY, IT HAS GIVEN ME MOTIVATION WHILE I AM IN THE LOS ANGELES SHERIFF DEPARTMENT ACADEMY. AS THIS IS MY FIRST REFLECTION ON ANY OFFICER YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED. I ONLY HOPE I AM ABLE TO IMPACT AS MANY LIVES AS YOU MOST LIKELY DID DURING YOUR CAREER. THANK YOU, OFFICER DE LA ROSA FOR YOUR SACRIFICES YOU MADE TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY SAFE. I WILL HONOR AND REMEMBER YOU ON YOUR End of Watch Thursday, June 21, 1990

GOMEZ GILBERTO C.

April 4, 2019

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