Police Officer II Filberto Henry Cuesta, Jr.

Police Officer II Filberto Henry Cuesta, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 9, 1998

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Filberto Henry Cuesta, Jr.

Officer Filberto Cuesta was shot and killed as he sat in his cruiser while waiting for backup units at a large party. Shots were fired on the officers from behind their vehicle and one bullet struck Officer Cuesta in the head. Officer Cuesta's partner was able to return fire. Although Officer Cuesta's partner tried to stop the bleeding with a tourniquet Officer Cuesta succombed to the injury.

Several suspects were detained for questioning and in the ensuing investigation, a shooter was identified and later convicted and sentenced to life.

Officer Cuesta had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters, ages 18 months and 4 weeks.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 30753

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, disturbance

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I was thinking about you today and I came across these posts really nice and kind words. It's hard to read them and not start to tear up, it still hurts not to have you around my brother not one day goes by that we don't remember something silly Tio Foom might of said or done. Yesterday we were finally able to get together and celebrate Sierra's 23rd birthday that young lady is always so busy. She's like you in many ways she is always very determined and doesn't give up and Sam I see her and I see you she has your sense of humor. I just want you to know that we will always be there for them. I love them as my own as you do mine.

love you my brother,

Alfred Aguirre
brother in law

July 12, 2021

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