Officer Murray F. Olsen

Officer Murray F. Olsen

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, California

End of Watch Sunday, March 9, 1975

Murray F. Olsen

Officer Murray Olsen was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at Olive View Medical Center.

He encountered several subjects stealing radioactive x-ray equipment. As he confronted one of the subjects he was attacked from behind by a second man. One of the men took his service revolver and then shot him in the chest three times. The subjects then drove over top of his body as they fled the scene.

Officers with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services were considered state peace officers. The agency was later absorbed into the Los Angeles County Safety Police.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Officer Olsen,
On today, the 43rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 9, 2018

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