Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Azuar

Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Azuar

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 12, 2000

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Jeffrey Lynn Azuar

Police Officer Jeffrey Azuar was shot and killed after he and another officer attempted to serve a failure to appear warrant on a suspect.

The officers found the suspect hiding in a garage of the residence. The suspect began physically resisting arrest and then pulled out a handgun and shot Officer Azuar in the head. A third officer who had arrived on-scene returned fire and seriously wounded the 34-year-old suspect.

Officer Azuar was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The offender was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on May 7th, 2004.

Officer Azuar was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Vallejo Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his daughter. In 2020 a local street in Vallejo was renamed Jeffrey Azuar Drive.

He had been a canine handler since 1993. His first canine, Rondo, was stabbed to death in the line of duty in 1997.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 371
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant service

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