Detective Joe Ruiz Landin

Detective Joe Ruiz Landin

Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1985

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Joe Ruiz Landin

Detective Joe Landin and Detective Monty Conley were killed when their vehicle was broadsided by another vehicle that ran a stop sign on Avenue 120 in Pixley, California.

The detectives were returning to the sheriff's office headquarters after participating in a narcotics investigation. The driver of the vehicle that struck them was sentenced to five years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I would like to thank each and everyone of all who posted on my husband’s page. I truly appreciate you, even though you didn’t actually know him you took the time and the effort to pay your respects. I wish I could thank each and everyone of you personally. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Bette Landin

Bette Landin-widow
Joe Landin’s wife

January 7, 2022

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