Police Officer II Mario Navidad, Jr.

Police Officer II Mario Navidad, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 22, 1996

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Mario Navidad, Jr.

Officer Mario Navidad was shot and killed after he and his partner were flagged down by a convenience store clerk who told them a man had just stolen a 12-pack of beer. The two officers spotted the man in an alley and as they approached him he pulled out a gun and shot at them while they were still in their patrol car, striking Officer Navidad.

His partner was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Officer Navidad had served with the agency for 1 year. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 31588

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I remember this. It happened not too far from where I lived. There’s now a memorial plaque there. I was struck by the fact that his name means Xmas in Spanish and he was killed three days before Christmas. I’m so sorry for his loss and I hope his family is doing well… They were too young to lose a husband and a father… Rest in peace

Randy Farhi
Randy Farhi civilian

May 5, 2020

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