Officer Elza P. Fitzpatrick, Jr.

Officer Elza P. Fitzpatrick, Jr.

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, December 6, 1956

Elza P. Fitzpatrick, Jr.

Officer Elza Fitzpatrick was shot and killed near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Santa Gertrudes Avenue, in Whittier, while investigating an abandoned vehicle that had been used in a robbery.

While on the scene the suspect returned in a taxi cab. As the suspect reached for a revolver a struggle ensued and Officer Fitzpatrick was shot and killed. Deputies who arrived on the scene shot the suspect.

The 37-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

robbery

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May the coward who took your life rot and suffer.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 6, 2017

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