Police Officer Manuel Gutierrez

Police Officer Manuel Gutierrez

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 12, 1988

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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Officer Gutierrez,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 12, 2018

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