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LAPD Street Signs 1980s


Det. Curtis Clive Hagele
(May 13, 1940 March 10, 1980)


Cause of death: Det. Hagele was killed by friendly fire during the apprehension of a bank robbery suspect.

Location of sign: Los Angeles Police Academy


Officer Charles Roy Rogers
(Sept. 20, 1940 Nov. 26, 1980)


Cause of death: Officer Rogers suffered a fatal heart attack while waiting to testify in a court case.

Location of sign: On the south side of West Temple Street, between North Broadway and North Spring Street, in front of the Criminal Courts Building


Officer Steven Kenneth Alberts
(June 21, 1951 March 31, 1981)


Cause of death: Officer Alberts died as the result of an automobile accident.

Location of sign: West side of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, just north of Magnolia Boulevard


Officer Jack Dean Hayden
(Nov. 14, 1941 Oct. 10, 1982)


Cause of death: Officer Hayden was shot and killed when he attempted to assist a suicidal neighbor.

Location of sign: Los Angeles Police Academy


Technical Reserve Officer Stuart Shigeru Taira
(Dec. 25, 1954 March 1, 1983)


Cause of death: Technical Reserve Officer Taira died as the result of a helicopter crash.

Location of sign: Northwest corner of Broadway and West 52nd Place


Officer Bobby Ray Leach
(Sept. 6, 1940 Aug. 5, 1983)


Cause of death: Officer Leach suffered a fatal heart attack.

Location of sign: Los Angeles Police Academy


Officer Jack Vernon Evans
(Sept. 15, 1940 Oct. 22, 1983)


Cause of death: Officer Evans died as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Location of sign: Northwest corner of Sunland Boulevard and Wornom Avenue


Officer Arthur Ken Soo Hoo
(Oct. 12, 1950 Oct. 29, 1983)

Officer William N. Wong
(Dec. 12, 1950 Oct. 29, 1983)


Cause of death: Officers Soo Hoo and Wong were killed when their police vehicle was hit by a speeding vehicle containing drug suspects.

Location of signs: Southwest corner of North Broadway and West College Street


Officer Daniel Alan Pratt
(July 31, 1958 Sept. 3, 1988)


Cause of death: Officer Pratt was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.

Location of sign: South side of Florence Avenue, east of Crenshaw Boulevard


Officer Derrick Christopher Connor
(Nov. 14, 1960 Dec. 12, 1988)

Officer Manuel Gutierrez
(Nov. 12, 1962 Dec. 12, 1988)

Officer David Lee Hofmeyer
(Jan. 29, 1963 Dec. 12, 1988)


Cause of death: Officers Connor, Gutierrez and Hofmeyer died as the result of an automobile accident.

Location of signs: Southwest corner of East 5th and Wall streets


Detective Norman Robin Eckles
(Jan. 29, 1947 April 20, 1989)


Cause of death: Det. Eckles was shot and killed while attempting to serve a search warrant.

Location of signs: Southwest corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and West 60th Street



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