Officer Tommy De La Rosa

Officer Tommy De La Rosa

Fullerton Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 21, 1990

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Tommy De La Rosa

Officer De La Rosa was shot and killed after being ambushed by drug suspects in Downey, California. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer De La Rosa was able to return fire and kill one of the suspects. The three remaining suspects were all apprehended and convicted of Officer De La Rosa's murder. All three were sentenced to life without parole.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 671

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your amazing heroic actions that day undoubtedly saved many, many more lives over the course of time. Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 21, 2020

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