Police Officer Christy Lynne Brondell-Hamilton

Police Officer Christy Lynne Brondell-Hamilton

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 22, 1994

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Christy Lynne Brondell-Hamilton

Officer Christy Brondell-Hamilton was shot and killed after being ambushed by a juvenile boy armed with an AR-15 rifle. The boy had just killed his father and called the police.

When Officer Brondell-Hamilton and her partner arrived at the scene they observed several screaming persons at the end of a cul-de-sac. The officers parked a short distance away to devise a tactical plan, but unknowingly parked in front of the location where the suspect had setup an ambush position.

The suspect opened fire on Officer Brondell-Hamilton as she retrieved a radio from the patrol car. One of the rounds passed through the patrol car's window and struck her in the armhole of her vest, killing her.

The suspect then committed suicide.

Officer Brondell-Hamilton had only been out of the academy for two months. She is survived by her two children, parents, brother, sister, nieces and nephews.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 30433

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambushed

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MA'AM I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOU LOOKED FEAR STRAIGHT IN THE EYES AND FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT. YOU ARE A BRAVE AND VERY COURAGEOUS WOMAN. THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE. ALTHOUGH YOUR CAREER ENDED WAY TOO SOON, YOU ARE A HERO AND VERY RESPECTED.
I AM A RECRUIT AT THE ACADEMY FOR THE LOS ANGELES SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT. YOU HAVE A PLAQUE ON OUR MEMORIAL WALL, AS OUR RAMROD SPOKE ABOUT FALLEN OFFICERS, I SPOTTED YOUR NAME AND I STARED AT IT; THOUGHT OF WHO YOU WERE, WHAT YOUR STORY WAS AND YOUR FAMILY. ALTHOUGH I DID NOT KNOW YOU OR YOUR FAMILY, YOU WILL ALWAYS STAY IN MY HEART AS A HERO.
AS FOR YOUR FAMILY, I'M DEEPLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I HAVE FAMILY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO IF I LOST THEM. YOU ALL HAVE AN ANGEL PROTECTING YOU UP IN HEAVEN. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

TRAINEE CANCIO
LOS ANGELES SHERIFF DEPARTMENT

April 4, 2019

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