Officer John A. Hoglund

Officer John A. Hoglund

Maywood Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 1992

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John A. Hoglund

Officer John Hoglund was shot and killed while responding to a robbery alarm at a local market store at 4052 52nd Street.

He was shot three times with a .45 caliber handgun as he exited his patrol car. The assailants were later arrested and convicted of his murder. The subject who shot him was subsequently sentenced to death.

Officer Hoglund had served with the Maywood Police Department for 16 years.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death


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Dear Terri French-Smith, I wanted to let you know that Officer John will always love on. He was genuinely a sweet person. I met him one morning when I was on my way to school on a very rainy day. It was raining so much, the streets were flooded. He picked me up and gave me a ride back home. He told me he figured I was either crazy or lost. I was neither, but he became a friend forever. I would run into him every now and then on my way to catch the bus on Atlanta and Slauson and we would talk. He found out I played racket ball and gave me his racket that he no longer used. I still have that racket. When he found out that my family was planning to move to Bakersfield, he offered to rent me one of his apartments. I declined, but was grateful. When he saw me reading a Steven King book, he told me he was his favorite writer and had read all of his books. I remember hearing the news report the morning after his life was cut short and the heartbreak I felt. Well just wanted to let you know that he has a good guy, a hero and will always be missed.

Marlene Rios-Saenz
Just a neighborhood resident who's life he impacted.

June 1, 2020

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