Police Officer James Clark Beyea

Police Officer James Clark Beyea

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 7, 1988

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James Clark 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.


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

Incident Details

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

foot pursuit

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Class of 10/87, I will never forget you Beyea, we shared some good memories. I knew something was wrong, all night I could not sleep. The next day the watch commander informed me of what happened and I was lost for words, It was like a bad dream. I cried for days and the class wanted to quit we were all devastated to say the least. You are loved and you will never be forgotten. I will always cherish the last conversation we had, it means so much too me. You are the best.

Class of 10/87

October 20, 2021

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