Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz

Police Officer Juan Jose Diaz

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 2019

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Juan Jose Diaz

Police Officer Juan Diaz was shot and killed shortly after midnight in the area of Avenue 26 and Humboldt Street after taking law enforcement action when he observed several men vandalizing a wall.

He was eating with friends when he observed the man tagging a wall with gang graffiti. He approached the man and told him to stop. A short time later the man returned with others, confronted Officer Diaz and his friends, and brandished a handgun. The man then opened fire on the group as they tried to leave the area, killing Officer Diaz and wounding his girlfriend's brother.

Three subjects were taken into custody approximately one week later and charged with murder and gang participation.

Officer Diaz had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for two years and was assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 43009

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody

gang member, off duty, retaliation

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Thinking of you today buddy. Someone asked me about my memorial bracelet. I told them a little about you and who you were as a person. I’m always happy when I get an opportunity to talk about you.

Juan you may be gone, but never forgotten. I miss you brother.

Police Officer Erik Escoto
LAPD (2016-2020) Corona PD (Present)

February 27, 2024

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