Deputy Sheriff Steven Edward Belanger

Deputy Sheriff Steven Edward Belanger

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Steven Edward Belanger

Deputy Sheriff Steve Belanger succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on December 10th, 1994, when he was ambushed while conducting a traffic stop in the 18400 block of La Guardia Street in Rowland Heights.

He had recognized the driver of the vehicle as being wanted for a previous assault. As he searched the two occupants of the car, one of the man's friends rode up behind Deputy Belanger on a skateboard and shot him in the back of the head. The man fled the scene and committed suicide about one hour later.

Doctors were unable to remove the bullet from Deputy Belanger's brain. He remained under constant medical care and confined to a wheelchair until passing away on February 6th, 2018.

Deputy Belanger had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 10, 1994
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, assault, traffic stop

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While in-route to an appt nearby Deputy Belanger Way, Walnut, CA, my young child and I noticed the oddity of a public street names after a deputy which promoted us to research and learn the tragedy of Deputy Belanger. Although we have our own misfortunes with a few unjust officers along our life journey, we honor officers who justly deserve our gift of time contributing towards their bravery, good intentions to keep us safe, the dedication, and the sacrifices they sowed towards such. We send loving remembrance blessings towards this deputy, his colleagues, and foremost his family…even this long later. The street named in honor of him, keeps his name and work alive and definitely inspires people in our ability to give as Deputy Belanger did, for others. Amen

D&G Banks
Christ-believing Civilians

April 29, 2024

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