Officer Dennis Frank Webb

Officer Dennis Frank Webb

San Fernando Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 24, 1980

Dennis Frank Webb

Officer Dennis Webb was shot and killed while questioning a man who met the description of an armed robbery suspect.

The robbery had occurred approximately 90 minutes earlier at a local convenience store. During the questioning the man shot and killed Officer Webb and then stole his patrol car, abandoning it in a nearby park. Backup officers located Officer Webb and transported him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Webb's murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officer Webb was a Vietnam War veteran and had served with the San Fernando Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 1
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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On Christmas morning , 1980, I was in uniform riding my LAPD police motorcycle eastbound on the Ventura Freeway approaching the Sepulveda dam area. I, and many other LAPD VTD motor officers en route to day watch roll call, were redirected to the Sepulveda dam area, where your abandoned police car was found, to search for your killer. I'll never forget that day, and will never forget you. You are not forgotten.

Detective II Charles Hart

December 26, 2017

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