Officer Fidel Aleman

Officer Fidel Aleman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 23, 1992

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Fidel Aleman

Officer Fidel Aleman was shot and killed after an altercation with another motorist on the way to report to his shift at 9:30 pm.

When a speeding pickup truck cut off Officer Aleman, he flashed his lights. The truck driver then tailed Officer Aleman's vehicle with high beams on the Santa Monica Freeway, exiting at the Pico Boulevard off-ramp. When Officer Aleman stepped out of the vehicle to speak with the subject, the subject pointed a shotgun out the passenger side window and opened fire. Officer Aleman returned fire, but there is no evidence that the subject was hit.

Officer Aleman was transported to the California Medical Center- Los Angeles, where he succumbed to his wound to the chest.

The suspect was never apprehended.

Officer Aleman had served with the California Highway Patrol for eight years and was assigned to the Central Los Angeles Station. He is survived by his two daughters and fiancee.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 11328

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended


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30 years ago today, I was working the graveyard shift, Central Los Angeles and on 3rd phase training. I was nervously sitting in the front row (like all trainees are supposed to do) and was waiting for my FTO, Officer Fidel Aleman. He was never late, in fact was always early and in the locker room well before me. All in the briefing room were wondering out loud where Fidel was. Around 2135 hrs. there fell a quick silence as Sgt. Texiera quietly walked in and announced Fidel had been shot. We all stood up and rushed to the sergeants' office to listen to the radio for any news ... I still remember most of what happened that horrible tragic night and the numb somber days leading up to the memorial service. "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole was played as a dedication as hundreds of uniformed and non-uniformed paid their last respects. This was my very first and, unfortunately, would not be my last LE memorial to attend. Now, 30 years later, and a little over a year retired, I still remember and will never forget! RIP Off. Aleman, my last FTO.

CHP Officer Art Carbonel (retired)
California Highway Patrol

July 24, 2022

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