Police Officer Gordon G. French

Police Officer Gordon G. French

Laguna Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 13, 1953

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Gordon G. French

Police Officer Gordon French was shot and killed after being taken hostage by a prisoner attempting to escape the police station.

Officer French, who was unarmed at the time, was shot while attempting to overpower the subject. The man later committed suicide.

Officer French had served with the Laguna Beach Police Department for three years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 6

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 13, 2018

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