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LAPD Street Signs 1990s


Det. Russell Lee Kuster
(June 24, 1940 Oct. 9, 1990)


Cause of death: Det. Kuster was shot and killed by a man brandishing a handgun in a restaurant.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of Barham Boulevard and Lake Hollywood Drive


Officer Gary Alan Howe
(Jan. 26, 1950 June 13, 1991)

Officer Charles Randall "Randy" Champe
(Feb. 13, 1945 June 13, 1991)


Cause of death: Officers Champe and Howe died as the result of a helicopter crash.

Location of signs: Northwest corner of West Vernon and South Raymond avenues


Det. Edward Stefan Kislo
(Jan. 25, 1942 Aug. 23, 1992)


Cause of death: Det. Kislo was shot and killed when he responded to a call from a neighbor who reported a prowler in her back yard.

Location of sign: In the center median on Venice Boulevard, at Canfield Avenue


Officer Raymond Alfred Messerly Jr.
(March 17, 1950 Oct. 22, 1992)


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

Location of sign: East side of Sepulveda Boulevard, just south of Victory Boulevard


Officer David Charles Schmid
(Nov. 19, 1958 Dec. 16, 1992)


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

Location of sign: Los Angeles Police Academy


Officer Joe Rios
(Aug. 18, 1953 Jan. 20, 1993)


Cause of death: Officer Rios died as the result of injuries received when he was struck by a car while on bicycle patrol.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard and Argyle Avenue


Officer Clarence Wayne Dean
(Feb. 5, 1947 Jan. 17, 1994)


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

Location of sign: Northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Highway


Officer Charles Dean Heim
(March 26, 1961 Oct. 22, 1994)


Cause of death: Officer Heim was shot and killed by a drug suspect.

Location of sign: North side of Sunset Boulevard, between North Wilton Place and North St. Andrews Place


Officer Gabriel Delgado Perez-Negron
(March 24, 1964 Nov. 4, 1995)


Cause of death: Officer Perez-Negron died as the result of an automobile accident.

Location of sign: West side of White Oak Avenue, north of Sherman Way


Officer Mario Navidad
(July 7, 1969 Dec. 22, 1996)


Cause of death: Officer Navidad was shot and killed by a robbery suspect.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of Fairfax Avenue and Whitworth Drive


Officer Van Derick Johnson
(Jan. 26, 1966 Feb. 5, 1997)


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

Location of sign: Southeast corner of West 8th Street and South Gramercy Drive


Officer Steven Gerald Gajda
(Oct. 30, 1968 Jan. 1, 1998)


Cause of death: Officer Gajda was shot and killed during a struggle after he chased and caught a murder suspect.

Location of sign: Northwest corner of Evergreen and Cesar E. Chavez avenues.


Officer Filberto Henry Cuesta Jr.
(Nov. 8, 1971 Aug. 9, 1998)


Cause of death: Officer Cuesta was shot and killed in his patrol car while waiting for back-up units outside of a large party.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of West Adams Boulevard and South Cochran Avenue



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