Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant George Aguilar

Inglewood Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 31, 1988

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Reflections for Sergeant George Aguilar

Just thinking about you today with all the craziness in the world. How officers are being disrespected and attacked. Keep an eye on those that need an angel.

Cathy Bushey
Former Officer Reserve/Regular

April 18, 2020

I wanted to take a moment to reflect and to say thank you. Thank you for the 18 years of law enforcement service and brotherhood in a profession where there is an unspoken bond between peace officers both for those partnering together and those who come after. I am currently an LASD recruit and was compelled to show appreciation for your service, personal character, specially since family was the most important thing in your life, law enforcement being the second. Your life both personally and professionally has put into perspective the daily challenges we as recruits and future law enforcement officers will face. I learned that you were an avid runner and scuba diver. You held the title of a comedian. You were known to be the life of the party and a person that everyone gravitated towards. Thank you to you and your family for sharing a little peice of you with us.

Recruit Sanchez
Los Angeles County Sherrifs Department

April 4, 2019

Hey George, thanks for watching over us. You gave me the opportunity to experience the life of a police officer. I know you are a blessing in heaven.

Cathy Bushey Sr PSR Retired

March 15, 2019

George was a Compton Police Detective and I was a Compton Police Officer when I met him sometime in 1970. George and I became roommates and good friends prior to him becoming an Inglewood Police Detective. I have really good memories of all the good and bad times we experienced together. Both our spouses bonded together during the bad times and became friends for a short period of time.

George was a good man, husband and father. I will never forget you, God Bless You and Rest in Peace.

Frank Alvarez
Compton Police

November 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 30th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 31, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sergeant Aguilar’s son, George. My wife and I feel as if we made a good friend in George. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Aguilar family.

Sergeant William Preciado
CHP, East Los Angeles

March 16, 2018

I am trying to contact Sgt. Aguilar's family. If anyone has their contact information, please email me at: [email protected]

Thank you.

Cpatain Mark Fried
Inglewood Police Department

May 17, 2017


On March 31, 1988, Joevone Elster and four other Crip Gang Members.senselessly gunned down and murdered my brother Sgt George Aguilar, an 18 year police veteran with the Inglewood Police Dept.

Joevone Elster was the mastermind to rob the gas station that He worked at, which resulted in the murder of Sgt. Aguilar. Sgt Aguilar lost his life at young age of 46 years old, leaving behind 3 young children to grow up without their father

On April 13, 2017, Joveone Elster is up for a parole board hearing to be considered to be released from prison.

Last year there were more police officers shot or killed in the US than in any prior year and releasing a cop killer from prison, sends the wrong message to other criminals or would be murders.

I asked family members, friends, police officers and all those that are apposed to releasing cop killers from prison to send an email to the California Parole Board to let them know that "Cop Killers" should NEVER be set free.

Please send your email to: [email protected] and please make sure to reference:Joevone Elster CDCR# E38375

There not a day goes by that I don't think of you George, I miss you brother, Larry

Larry Aguilar

January 16, 2017

Remembering you George. Watching over all of us and welcoming new members too soon.

SR PSR I Cathy Bushey

December 21, 2016

My name is Jackie Sipaque. I am currently attending the LASD Academy class #403. I am honored to say that I am police recruit for the Inglewood Police Department. I would like to give my condolences to Sergeant Aguilar's family and the Inglewood Police Department. I was very lucky to have heard great story's about Sergeant Aguilar. You are always going to be missed.

Thank you for your services.

police recruit J. Sipaque
Inglewood police Department

September 28, 2014

My name is J. Cantrell and I am a Police Officer Recruit for the Inglewood Police Department. I am a Recruit in class #403 at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy. I am honored to be entering into the Law Enforcement family at the Inglewood Police Department and want to pay my respects to those that lost their lives in the line of duty. Sergeant Aguilar put his life on the line each and every day to protect his community and to protect the citizens of Inglewood. Sergeant Aguilar was an inspiration to all of the men and women who wear the badge.

Recruit J. Cantrell
Inglewood Police Department

September 27, 2014

My uncle here we are again. Another year has passed, it's 26 years now since you were taken from our family. You are not forgotten, we miss you. My mom just joined you in resting on 2/4/14 we miss her dearly. We will always love you and miss you. I will do as I do every year, watch Victor One and reminisce. Love you. ♡♥

Niece, Eileen Aguilar

March 31, 2014

I miss you in the department, It was a very long time ago since we patroled together, I want you baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

Chief Harold Finch
Inglewood Police Department

November 11, 2013

Well George, It's been over twenty-five years since I've seen, talked and worked with you. Doesn't seem that long ago. I'm now retired. Thinking about it now, makes me sad that you can't be at our annual retirement reunions at the Port's 'O Call. You'd definitely be one of the centers of attention and enjoy it with us Ol' Timers. Miss ya bro!

Investigator Dean Young
Inglewood Police Department

May 13, 2013

My uncle, how I wish you were still here. I know I was young when you passed but I remember really well of your humor. My father, your brother, looks like you and your good sense of humor lives through us. How I wish to share jokes with you and have great laghter. You are truely a hero in my heart forever. Your legacy will live on forever. Tomorrow will be your 25th year anniversary of your passing and I will be there to visit. I will also watch Victor One in your honor, it will be hard to watch but I promise to reflect. Love you and miss you. XOXO

niece/Eileen Aguilar

March 31, 2013

You are remembered with gratitude for your service to your community and for the supreme sacrifice you made 24 years ago. Thanks to your son and namesake for the beautiful and moving story of your life he shared with us. You are truly an inspiration.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 1, 2012

Little George( little because there was also anther george who was bigger) was a good friend of mine in the early 70s. We worked together at a place called Dougs Headers, witch made exhaust for race cars. George was alot older than me and kind of filled the position of a father since I didn't have one. He was very helpful in teaching me the business that we were in and talking tro me about life.and he was good at it. Even as a teenager you could tell that George was very smart, caring and a lot of fun to be around. George, I want to thank you for helping me when I needed it the most.
I love you my friend.


October 9, 2011

While watching a "reality television" show about recruits at the LASD Academy, your face and story flashed on the screen for just a moment. It was during the recruits' Officer Safety training module. It took me back to the day & moment in 1988 when I'd phoned an old friend in Communications to "chew the fat." Judy Blake told me about your killing. I still recall that moment today.

George, you taught a green bunch of kids (the first Explorers), including me, way back in 1973 about your job in Narcotics, and encouraged us to stay on track. You were still teaching these academy recruits, just a months ago.

You're still in my prayers.

Tim Vaughan
Dispatcher, Inglewood PD

August 11, 2011

I read ODMP almost daily and pray that I see no new names. Sadly, there is always someone added to the long list of heroes. I also read about other officers who have paid the ultimate price before. I read about Sgt Aguilar through the comments left by his family, friends and fellow officers. It is obvious to me that he was larger than life. One lady summed it up in a few words: "He was a good cop." That says it all. Although I didn't know him I know I would have liked him. I have spent my entire career bup to this point trying to live up to the examples that men and women like Sgt Aguilar have left behind. Rest in peace Brother. I will meet you when this life is done for me. Bless your family and fellow officers.

AZ Narc

November 7, 2010



September 22, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

September 15, 2010

Shortly after I was hired, we were shown a video recreation of Sgt. Aguilar's incident. It engraved in me the dedication and sacrifice that we as police officers make on a daily basis. From what I was told by my fellow officers at the time, George was a GREAT man. George's legacy will always carry on as long as we remember. George, I remember and always will. RIP SGT.
D. Potts
Costa Mesa PD

Dana Potts
IPD 1991-1998 Costa Mesa PD 1998-

August 5, 2010

I continue to think back on the day and circumstances where you lost your life. I was devastated. I was one of the detectives investigating your murder. I will never forget you and the circles we traveled in and the great times we had.

Fred Saenz, former Sergeant
Inglewood PD,

July 11, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 31, 2010

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Aguilar. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

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