Deputy Sheriff Adolfo Celis

Deputy Sheriff Adolfo Celis

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 18, 1883

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Adolfo Celis

Deputy Sheriff Adolfo Celis was accidentally shot and killed when a rifle fell out of a wagon and discharged as he and two other deputies were traveling on official business.

He was with several other deputies, preparing to make camp approximately one-quarter mile from San Fernando, when his rifle discharged as he adjusted the wagon seat. The round struck him in the abdomen, killing him.

Deputy Celis also served as a member of the local fire department. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Deputy Sheriff Celis,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County.


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April 18, 2023

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