Police Officer Derrick Christopher Connor

Police Officer Derrick Christopher Connor

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 12, 1988

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Derrick Christopher Connor

Officer Derrick Connor, Officer Manuel Gutierrez, and Officer David Hofmeyer were killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup detectives making an auto-theft arrest in downtown Los Angeles. The two patrol cars the officers were riding in collided at an intersection. A fourth officer in Officer Hofmeyer's patrol car suffered a broken neck but survived.

Officer Connor had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his parents, son, brother and three sisters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 25472

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 9, 2020

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