Deputy Sheriff David William March

Deputy Sheriff David William March

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, April 29, 2002

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David William March

Deputy David March was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle in Irwindale, California, at approximately 10:40 am.

The suspect had stated to friends that he wanted to kill a police officer during a traffic stop. The suspect intentionally got stopped and waited for Deputy March to get in front of his patrol car so he could open fire, as Deputy March would have no place to take cover. Deputy March was shot several times in the head and chest.

The suspect, who was identified shortly after the shooting, fled to Mexico where he remained for 4 years. On February 23, 2006, the suspect was arrested in Mexico by US Marshals and Mexican federal agents following a joint investigation. He was extradited back to California and on March 2nd, 2007, he plead guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputy March had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and stepdaughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life imprisonment

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I had the opportunity to arrest the murderer of this great man, David March. It was a very complicated investigation and with a lot of stress behind all this investigation, it took 2 years for the capture of the murderer and I hope some day to have details as was the arrest, it was spectacular and like a movie. Independently of the recognitions on the part of LAPD and the USMS the greater recognition was the letter written by hand of its widow, Teri, were a beautiful words where it remembers to us that most of the police are angels sent by God.

Inspector Oswaldo Wiarco
Agencia Federal de Investigación, Mexico

April 6, 2019

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