Sergeant Joseph Brian Montijo

Sergeant Joseph Brian Montijo

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, November 1, 2019

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Joseph Brian Montijo

Sergeant Joe Montijo died as the result of a complication of heat exhaustion sustained on September 12th, 2019, while processing a crime scene in the 3900 block of Dahlia Street.

He was exposed to high temperatures and high humidity for several hours while processing the outdoor homicide scene. He was transported to the hospital from the scene after he began to exhibit symptoms of heatstroke. He was treated and released from the hospital but continued to experience health issues as a result of the heatstroke.

On November 1st, 2019, he called 911 after suffering additional health issues and was transported to the hospital in cardiac arrest. He died a short time later.

Sergeant Montijo had served with the Chattanooga Police Department for 12 years and had previously served with the Los Angeles, California, Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife, two children, mother, and three sisters.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 1059

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 12, 2019

crime scene, weather

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Joe, you were a fantastic classmate (LAPD 7/96) and incredible partner on patrol at Van Nuys. I was heartbroken to hear of your passing. I know your family meant everything to you.
May your memory bring a smile to their faces.
Rest in Peace, brother

P-III (ret), classmate and partner

July 17, 2024

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