Police Officer Daryle Wayne Black

Police Officer Daryle Wayne Black

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 30, 2000

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Daryle Wayne Black

Police Officer Daryle Black was shot and killed when he and his partner were ambushed by a gang member with an AR-15.

The two officers, members of the Long Beach Police Department's anti-gang unit, were driving an unmarked vehicle at approximately 11:00 pm when they were struck by gunfire in an ambush-style attack in the 1900 block of North Lime Avenue. After both officers were shot, one officer was able to call for assistance, and both were taken to a local hospital where Officer Black died approximately one hour later. Neither officer was able to return fire.

The shooter was arrested two days later after being identified through an investigation. The man was found guilty and sentenced to death during his second trial.

Officer Black was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Long Beach Police Department for six years and had been in law enforcement for 10 years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 5452
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 29, 2000
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Sentenced to death

ambush, gang member

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Hey Daryle! This time of year you are on my mind friend! April is and always will have a lot of meaning to me. Things are going well for me, but I know you know that as you look down! I promised you I’d never forget and almost 24 years later I haven’t. Looking forward to the day we get to reunite. Keep an eye on us down here brother!


April 16, 2024

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