Deputy Sheriff Gordon D. Erickson

Deputy Sheriff Gordon D. Erickson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 30, 1970

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Gordon D. Erickson

Deputy Sheriff Gordon Erickson was killed when he fell from a moving vehicle at the Citrus Courthouse at 1427 W Covina Parkway in West Covina.

He was a passenger in a sheriff’s department bus when the driver made a left turn. Deputy Erickson fell out of the open door, struck his head on the pavement, and sustained massive head injuries. He died from the injuries six days later.

Deputy Erickson was a U.S. Air Force veteran.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Friday, April 24, 1970

routine driving

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Deputy Sheriff Erickson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 30, 2020

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