Deputy Sheriff Raul "Ruly" Adauto

Deputy Sheriff Raul "Ruly" Adauto

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 5, 1986

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Raul "Ruly" Adauto

Deputy Sheriff Raul Adauto died following surgery to a knee injury sustained on February 4th, 1986, at the Norwalk Station.

He was walking into the rear entrance of the station when he slipped on the outside stairs. The stairs were wet due to an overflow of the sprinkler system outside of the station. Both of his knees were injured in the fall and he subsequently underwent surgery on March 13th, 1986, as a result. He lapsed into a coma during the surgery and passed away on April 5th, 1986.

Deputy Adauto had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 2362

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 4, 1986

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Ruly, next week it will be 36 years since you left us. We miss you every day. We lost Becky to Covid last year, I know you were there to help her, but it has been hard for us, it felt as if we lost you all over again. Your girls are doing well. I’m working out and ran my first 5K last year in your memory. We will be running again at the end of April. I’ll be thinking about how you had me running around the track at Rowland. Good memories!
The police memorial here found out that we were survivors and thought it would be nice to add you to their memorial service, families no matter where we live, always! Love you and miss you, Joanie


March 30, 2022

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