Police Officer III James H. Pagliotti

Police Officer III James H. Pagliotti

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, June 22, 1987

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James H. Pagliotti

Police Officer James Pagliotti was shot and killed by a juvenile offender at the intersection of Astoria Street and Bromont Avenue.

He and other plainclothes officers were following a burglary suspect when they observed a narcotics transaction occur. As they exited their unmarked vehicle to make contact with the subjects one of the juvenile opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, mortally wounding Officer Pagliotti.

Despite his wound, Officer Pagliotti was able to return fire and struck the subject in the chest.

Officer Pagliotti had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for five years. He was survived by his parents, brother, and fiance.

The offender was denied parole in March 2005, February 2010, and May 2017.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 23719

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Denied parole in 2005

narcotics, juvenile offender, plainclothes

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Officer Pagliotti,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 22, 2020

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