Deputy Sheriff Raul V. Gama

Deputy Sheriff Raul V. Gama

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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Raul V. Gama

Deputy Sheriff Raul Gama was killed when a vehicle went out of control and drove into the unmarked van he was in.

The deputy was conducting surveillance at the time and was parked near the intersection of of Oxnard Street and Rhodes Avenue, in North Hollywood, when the van was struck. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The driver was arrested and charged with felony manslaughter.

Deputy Gama had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and his mother.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Only after all this time can I post to tell you how you are missed.
We attended the academy together and then worked the ELA / Monterey Park Area together. It hurts every year when I think how this all happened on the 20th anniversary of our academy graduation, which also happened to be my birthday. Rest easy Gama, you were a true hero if there ever was one.

Gary Colley, Sergeant (Ret.)
Monterey Park Police Department

March 5, 2021

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