Agent Louis A. Pompei

Agent Louis A. Pompei

Glendora Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 9, 1995

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Louis A. Pompei

Agent Louis Pompei was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery of the Vons in San Dimas while off duty at 8:30 pm.

Agent Pompei attempted to take action when the suspects began to threaten the life of a mentally-disabled employee. During the shootout, Agent Pompei wounded both suspects, who were later arrested at a local hospital. Both suspects were sentenced to life.

Agent Pompei had been with the Glendora Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his fiancee, mother, three brothers, two sisters, nephews, and nieces.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 115

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both sentenced to life

off duty, robbery

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My Reflection is I will never forget the day when I was handed a calendar and asked what’s this? My father was born in 1926 March 19th he came home and placed it in front of me?He walked away didn’t say a word I read each page! Police Officers who died in and off duty. I came to Louie’s page and stared at his picture wondering? My father lived in California for some years also several States this was in 1995 2 weekends ago something? Made me look up Louie Anthony Pompei it happened to be the 20th year he passed away. I read about the Bull Run they were having a motorcycle run from Virginia to Glendale California! I often looked up Louie I never get goosebumps from looking at a pitcher? Yes Louie is my hero! Yes I played football and lifted weights at age 11 years old. So did Louie from what I understand was an excellent athlete and loyal friend to the friends who were there for him. I was upset and my first reaction was who were these two individuals who decided to pull out weapons on a cashier and pistol wiped a stock boy! At first I read Louie shield with his body a little kid and prevented him from getting hit from any bullets? Regardless Louie had reacted by instincts and immediately began to stop these two under 18 suspects who one apparently was shot ? I read different stories! Regardless Louie is a hero and my dad never said anything he was a very quiet man and knowledgeable and wise, I immediately wanted to know who did this! Ones eligible for parole? After my yes I’ll call him a brother Louie is no longer with us in spirit and memories and memorially’s My name is Joseph L Pompei I am still upset about this incident and have a issue letting it go! I’d love soon to visit Glendale California and see Louies Memorial and pay tribute to him and my respects in person! Joseph L Pompei Cranston Rhode Island my current cellphone number is (917) 962-3993 ! I’d like to Thank Louie’s best friend and friends and brothers and sisters of the Glendale Police Department and I am sorry for any Police officer that died upholding the oath they took to protect and serve. ❤️ Thank you
21 I love that particular number!
I believe others do as well ! Sincerely
Joseph L Pompei

Joseph Pompei
Brother in spirit and heart Always

September 30, 2022

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