Deputy Sheriff Didier M. Hurdle

Deputy Sheriff Didier M. Hurdle

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, November 25, 1977

Didier M. Hurdle

Deputy Sheriff Didier Hurdle was shot and killed after stopping suspected gang members at the intersection of Knopf Street and Oleander Avenue.

When Deputy Hurdle and a cadet trainee stopped the suspect’s car, the suspect exited and opened fire. The cadet was wounded in the leg but was able to return fire. Deputy Hurdle was shot and killed.

One of the suspects was also wounded during the shootout. Responding deputies were able to follow the suspects' blood trail. They were apprehended and charged with the murder of a police officer and possession of PCP.

Deputy Hurdle had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 8-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

gang member, traffic stop

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Rest In Peace Brother. On the 40th anniversary of your E.O.W. We honor and remember you. Thank you and your family and coworkers for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 25, 2017

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