Deputy Sheriff James W. Waygood

Deputy Sheriff James W. Waygood

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 11, 1967

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James W. Waygood

Deputy Sheriff James Waygood was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Hooper Avenue and 92nd Street in Watts.

Deputy Waygood was the passenger in a radio car that was responding to a call for assistance at a fight at Hooper Avenue Elementary School. A drunk driver in a Cadillac ran a red light and collided with their radio car. The drunk driver was also killed.

Deputy Waygood had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 2-1/2 years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

emergency response, fight call, Impaired Driver

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Waygood.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 21, 2019

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