Group Supervisor Arnold Castilleja Garcia

Group Supervisor Arnold Castilleja Garcia

Los Angeles County Probation Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 5, 1994

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Arnold Castilleja Garcia

Group Supervisor Arnold Garcia succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was beaten by a juvenile prisoner with a metal table leg at the Dorothy Kirby Juvenile Detention Center, at 1500 South McDonnell Avenue, in Commerce City.

At approximately 1:00 am the juvenile, who was serving a sentence for burglary and a weapons violation, asked Supervisor Garcia if he could be let out of or his room to use the bathroom. When Supervisor Garcia opened the door the juvenile struck him in the head with the leg of a table he had disassembled in his room. The boy and a second juvenile then escaped the facility, but were both apprehended in an adjacent railroad yard a short time later.

Supervisor Garcia had served with the Los Angeles County Probation Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and 11 children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, April 4, 1994
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Apprehended

escape, juvenile offender

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Supervisor Garcia,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections/Detention/Probation Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 5, 2019

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