Police Officer George A. Rose, Jr.

Police Officer George A. Rose, Jr.

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, December 9, 2001

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George A. Rose, Jr.

Officer George Rose succumbed to a gunshot wound received nine years earlier after being accidentally shot by a fellow officer.

Officer Rose was walking to his police car in the department parking lot when a woman came to the department seeking protection from her abusive husband. The husband followed the woman and opened fire on everyone in the parking lot. Officers returned fire, but the suspect fled the scene in his vehicle, was followed and taken into custody a short time later without incident. Officer Rose was found next to his patrol car a short time later. He had been struck in the head by a stray bullet which was later determined to have been fired by another officer.

Officer Rose never recovered and remained under doctor's care at a rehabilitation center for the next nine years until his death.

Officer Rose had been employed with the Los Angeles Police Department for three years at the time of the shooting. He is survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 26827

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 4, 1992

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I wanted to thank you, Officer Rose for your years of service. Having the courage to answer the call for service and protect the community of Los Angeles. You chose a line of work that not everyone can do, or wouldn’t even want to do. Putting your personal life and safety aside to help those in need. Ultimately going out doing what you swore to do “Protect Life”. Your life will be remembered as a Fantastic Officer in your department and on the Memorial wall at the Biscailuz Training Center. God Bless you!

Muñoz, Gabriel
LASD (recruit)

April 4, 2019

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