Policeman Mario V. Deiro

Policeman Mario V. Deiro

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, December 31, 1942

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Mario V. Deiro

Policeman Mario Deiro was shot and killed by a man he was trying to arrest for public drunkenness.

The 40-year-old suspect was convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to prison, and paroled on October 17, 1947.

Policeman Deiro was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1947

arrest attempt, alcohol violation

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Officer Deiro was senselessly killed. May his spirit and his loved ones know peace.

Em Allyn
Citizen/Dragnet Listener

December 6, 2023

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