Deputy Sheriff Joseph R. Herrera

Deputy Sheriff Joseph R. Herrera

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, October 3, 1972

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Joseph R. Herrera

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Herrera was struck and killed by a jail transport bus at the Men's Central Jail at 441 Bauchet Street in Los Angeles.

The brakes on the bus failed as it pulled into the facility. Deputy Herrera was crushed between the bus and a pillar.

Deputy Herrera had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for almost two years. He was survived by his wife, parents, two brothers, and sister.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

police facility, transport

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Deputy Sheriff Herrera,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 3, 2022

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