Police Officer James C. Beyea

Police Officer James C. Beyea

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 7, 1988

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James C. Beyea

Police Officer James Beyea was shot and killed by a suspect during a foot pursuit. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer Beyea's service weapon and fatally shot him.

The suspect was shot and killed a short time later canine officers who had tracked him to the attic of an abandoned house.

Officer Beyea was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for nine months. He is survived by his parents and sister.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 25532
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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James, I only saw you briefly, a few times in the hallways of the "old " North Hollywood Station.

I was assigned to North Hollywood Homicide Detectives and found out about your murder when I was called to assist.

Your passing comes to mind every once in a while. I believe that as long as a person is on someone's mind, that person is immortal.

You, my brother, will never die.

Det Salvador Gallegos
LAPD

May 3, 2020

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