Policeman Roger Renick Warren, Jr.

Policeman Roger Renick Warren, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 8, 1967

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Roger Renick Warren, Jr.

Policeman Roger Warren was shot and killed by a sniper while on duty.

Policeman Warren was on patrol with his field training officer when his training officer observed someone crouched behind a stone BBQ pit and decided to investigate. The training officer directed Policeman Warren to pull over so they could investigate. When the training officer exited the vehicle a gunshot was heard. A round from a .308 rifle struck Policeman Warren in the armpit.

The suspect was a 16-year-old thought to be seeking revenge on a liquor store manager who had a friend of the suspect arrested for shoplifting earlier in the day. It is also believed the suspect's intentions for the manager were interrupted by Policeman Warren and his training officer. The suspect was shot and killed by the training officer and an off duty police officer from across the street. Policeman Warren was transported to the hospital and he was pronounced dead as a result of the gunshot wound.

Policeman Warren had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for only one month and was assigned to the Van Nuys Division. He had previously served with the U.S. Air Force Air Police. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two brothers, two sisters, mother, and father.

Bio

  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 13168
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .308 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

juvenile offender, sniper

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My name is Joshua Warren and I am a deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. I just graduated the academy this month. I wanted to reach out to the family of Officer Roger Renick Warren Jr. and carry his name in my shirt pocket and memory with me through my career. I know it was no coincidence that I stumbled upon Officer Warrens story and saw we shared the same last name and neighboring departments. I am 23 years old. I imagine we would have been friends. My prayers go to you and your family Officer Warren. Rest Easy Brother.

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Warren
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department

July 29, 2020

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