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

Police Officer Christy Brondell-Hamilton was shot and killed after being ambushed by a juvenile boy armed with an AR-15 rifle near the intersection of Amestoy Avenue and Septo Street. 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 boy had set up an ambush position.

The boy 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 boy then committed suicide.

Officer Brondell-Hamilton had graduated from the police academy two months earlier. She is survived by her two children, parents, brother, sister, nieces, and nephews.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 30433

Incident Details

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

ambushed, juvenile offender

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Officer Hamilton,

I used to live in Los Angeles County. Tonight I was browsing through the ODMP site, looking through the LAPD section. I came upon your name and photo, which brought back memories. I recall seeing the same photo for the first time, in 1994, on my television screen, while watching the news on television. It was then, that I heard the tragic account of how you lost your life in the line of duty. What I did not know then, was how many lives you had touched in the short time you were on earth. Especially the lives of your daughter and niece. Even now, almost thirty years later, you continue to touch lives. I know reading the reflections on your page tonight, you've managed to touch my life too. It's too bad you did not get to continue to live out your career. You would have been great at your job. I hope I get to meet you in person up in heaven.

Daniel Ryan
Private Investigator (Retired)

May 12, 2023

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