Police Officer Gary Dean Moss

Police Officer Gary Dean Moss

Hermosa Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 24, 1982

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Gary Dean Moss

Officer Gary Moss was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver while he and his partner attempted to stop two speeding motorcycles.

The driver was charged with felony drunk driving.

Officer Moss had been employed with the Hermosa Beach Police Department for 15 months, and is survived by his parents and two brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge 095

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

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It is sad to see some of these officers get killed by individuals that are not responsible of their actions. Officer Moss only had a year and a couple of months with the Hermosa Beach Police Department and only the age of 26. I learned that, any day can be your last day on patrol whether it is by a criminal or a accident. For Officer Moss that was the case, just doing his duty of servicing and protecting his community.

Drunk driving has been big issue in the area of south bay due to the fact of the amount bars around the area. It is not fair that people like this get away with their life, while others pay with their life. There is number of Peace Officers that have lost their life due to drunk drivers.

Deputy Trainee Ortiz
Los Angeles County Sheriff

April 4, 2019

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