Deputy Sheriff Hagop Jake Kuredjian

Deputy Sheriff Hagop Jake Kuredjian

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 31, 2001

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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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 4144

Incident Details

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


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Thank you for your service Sir. Your heroic actions will never be forgotten. I am truly inspired by your courage and willingness to serve your community. Moving towards danger in order to protect the lives of innocent people is remarkable. You served your department with pride and honor Sir. You risked your life so others can be safe. I will always pray for you and your family. Thank you for providing 17 years of outstanding service to your community. You are a true hero Sir and an amazing representation of law enforcement as a whole.

I will never forget about your heroic actions Sir. You will always be loved by your community and by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace Sir.

Recruit Nazaryan
Glendale PD LASD Class 437

April 4, 2019

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