Police Officer II Fernando Arroyos

Police Officer II Fernando Arroyos

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 2022

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Fernando Arroyos

Police Officer Fernando Arroyos was shot and killed as he took police action when three men attempted to rob him in the 1700 block of East 87th Street.

He and his girlfriend had stopped to look at a house that was for sale and were crossing the street when the three men got out of a vehicle and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. Officer Arroyo directed his girlfriend to safety as the men opened fire on him. He was able to return fire and shot one of the men before being mortally wounded.

Officer Arroyos was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Three men and one woman, all members or associates of the Florencia 13 gang, were charged federally with violating a federal racketeering statute in connection with Officer Arroyos' murder.

Officer Arroyos had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for three years and was assigned to the Olympic Division. He is survived by his mother and stepfather.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 43835

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged federally

gang member, off duty, robbery

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What can i say!!? Time keeps passing by and the pain is still there.. its only becoming easier to talk about you. I am honored to be your cousin! I am proud to say you are my family! Thank you for everything you did. Thank you for giving me the opportunity of having you in my life for the time that i did. I am blessed to have gotten the opportunity to see this accomplishment of yours. I am lucky to have given the chance to bring my kiddos into the world and meet you. I love you and I will always miss you. But i promise to always push forward, live life to the fullest and to always keep your memory alive. I love you flaco. Rest in eternal peace! Justice will be served

Janet Covarrubias

June 7, 2022

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