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 was the third car responding to the help call. They put him in a black and white and we followed to hospital while they did CPR on him. One of the saddest if not the saddest of my career.

PO Sullivan
LAPD

December 24, 2018

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