Policeman Gary W. Murakami

Policeman Gary W. Murakami

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 1968

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Gary W. Murakami

Officer Gary Murakami was shot and killed while he and his partner answered a call of a disturbance involving a nude man knocking on doors on West 60th Street.

When the officers approached the apartment's front door they had to pass in front of a window. As they did so the suspect opened fire with a .410 gauge shotgun, striking Officer Murakami in the head.

Officer Murakami was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound during surgery.

The suspect was killed by officers at the scene who returned fire.

The shooting took place on Officer Murakami's first call on his second day out of the academy. His unit had just been released from roll call when he was dispatched on the call.

He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 days
  • Badge 14037

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 410 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

disturbance, EDP

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Yours was a life too brief, but on the sands of time you have left your footprints with glory. Your loved ones will always keep you in their hearts and I know you are watching over your grandson who has posted a reflection. Rest peacefully in God’s love.

Surviving spouse of LAPD Officer Roger Warren (eow 5/8/67)

September 10, 2020

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