Deputy Sheriff James L. McDermott

Deputy Sheriff James L. McDermott

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 1931

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James L. McDermott

Deputy Sheriff James McDermott was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car began to roll away.

He was filling the patrol car with gas at the county filling station, which was located on a slope at 1705 North Broadway. He jumped on the running board as the vehicle began to roll down the hill and was killed in the ensuing collision with a steel hose hook.

Deputy McDermott had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 26, 2020

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