Deputy Sheriff Richard B. Hammack

Deputy Sheriff Richard B. Hammack

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 11, 1992

Richard B. Hammack

Deputy Sheriff Richard Hammack was shot and killed while serving a high-risk search warrant at a mobile home on Gazelle Drive, in Palmdale.

Investigators were conducting the search as part of an amphetamine distribution investigation. The subject opened fire through the walls of the mobile home, wounding one deputy. Deputy Hammack, who was not wearing a bulletproof vest, was struck in the neck, face, and upper body by rifle fire as he ran to assist two other deputies who had been fired upon.

Deputy Hammack had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 7-1/2 years and was assigned to the Antelope Valley Station.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge 5044

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

narcotics, no vest, search warrant

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LASD Narcotics Bureau remembers Rich Hammack's sacrifice. His family, friends and partners are in our thoughts and prayers. Never forgotten!

Captain Holly Francisco
LASD Narcotics Bureau

May 11, 2018

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