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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I knew "Dee" for five years plus. I first met him when I was assigned to East L.A. Sheriff's Station. We worked patrol together, and made an outstanding number of arrests. Dee had a penchant of always being around whatever area we were assigned, and being able to"smell" out the "bad guys". That is what he was doing when he was shot & killed. Apart from being Radio-Car partners, we formed a very close friendship, which carried over to our families. During the summers, we always made a number of trips to the Colorado River to water ski and enjoy the water with our families. Dee taught all my children how to water ski, with his gentle and patient ways encouraging my brood. He was the same way with all his Sheriff's trainees. He was as much a member of my family as anyone. After more than 40 years, I still miss him tremendously. God Bless Dee Hurdle and keep him close.

Lieutenant David L. Martinez (Grumpy)
LASD Partner, Honorary Family Member

September 28, 2018

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