Patrolman Dennis Glenn Gonzales

Patrolman Dennis Glenn Gonzales

San Diego Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, June 25, 1979

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Dennis Glenn Gonzales

Patrolman Dennis Gonzales was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while making a traffic stop on I-8, just east of the Fairmount Avenue exit.

The 18-year-old suspect later turned himself in, claiming he did not know he struck anyone. The man was convicted of manslaughter.

Patrolman Gonzales had served with the San Diego Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

hit-and-run, traffic stop

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Uncle Dennis,
I never met him but I am named for him. I grew up hearing stories of him from my mother and grandmother (his sister and mother). Also, from Eileen when I was very young.

I just found this site and it brought happy tears to my mothers eyes to know that her brother is still remembered. Thank you all for the kind words. I read everyone to her.

Wayne Dennis Westbrook
Nephew

September 26, 2019

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