Deputy Sheriff Hagop Jake Kuredjian

Deputy Sheriff Hagop Jake Kuredjian

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 31, 2001

Hagop Jake Kuredjian

Deputy Sheriff Hagop Jake Kuredjian was shot and killed after responding to backup another deputy and federal agents who were attempting to serve a warrant on a man for impersonating a police officer and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

When officers arrived at the residence in an affluent neighborhood, the man came to the door several times but refused to go outside. As the officers attempted to gain entry through a window the man opened fire with an automatic rifle, striking Deputy Kuredjian in the head.

The suspect then held other officers at bay for several hours before his house caught fire and burned to the ground. The suspect had previously been a police officer.

Deputy Kuredjian had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 17 years.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 4144

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Automatic
  • Offender Killed in fire

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Jake oh how time has passed since you left us but I think of you and your warm and sincere smile.
Miss You ,
John

John Able Jimenez
LASD

May 28, 2018

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