Officer Loren Cornwell Roosevelt

Officer Loren Cornwell Roosevelt

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 5, 1946

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Loren Cornwell Roosevelt

Officer Loren Roosevelt was shot and killed by a suspicious man. He was en route home when he noticed the man and called him over to his patrol car. As the man approached he suddenly pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Roosevelt nine times. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Roosevelt was able to provide a description that led to the suspect's capture.

The suspect was sentenced to death for Officer Roosevelt's murder, but the sentence was later commuted and he was committed to a mental hospital. He was later released in 1971 and died in 2008.

Officer Roosevelt had served with the agency for 3 years, and was formerly Chief of Police for Arcadia, California. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed to mental hospital

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Officer Roosevelt,
Sir, even though it’s been 75 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 6, 2021

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