Police Officer Manuel Gutierrez

Police Officer Manuel Gutierrez

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 12, 1988

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Manuel Gutierrez

Officer Manuel Gutierrez, Officer David Hofmeyer, and Officer Derrick Connor were killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup detectives making an auto-theft arrest in downtown Los Angeles. The two patrol cars the officers were riding in collided at an intersection. A fourth officer in Officer Hofmeyer's patrol car was not injured.

Officer Gutierrez had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 24654

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I cannot believe it has been 30 years..... it seems like yesterday Manny & I were walking a footbeat together downtown LA! I miss you & think of you often! God speed my friend!

Police Officer Suzy Regan (retired) LAPD-Modesto PD

February 4, 2019

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