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.

Deputy Gordon 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.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 30, 2020

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