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LAPD Street Signs – 2000s

Officer Louis Villalobos Jr.
(May 22, 1947 – March 17, 2000)

Cause of death: Officer Villalobos died of head injuries after a fall during training exercises.

Location of sign: Los Angeles Police Academy

Officer George A. Rose Jr.
(Sept. 9, 1961 – Dec. 9, 2001)

Cause of death: Officer Rose died as the result of injuries received in 1992 during a shoot-out with a domestic violence suspect in the police station parking lot. It was later determined that Rose had been accidentally hit by one of his fellow officers.

Location of sign: South side of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, between Denker and LaSalle avenues, directly in front of the Southwest Community Police Station

Det. Abiel “Abe” Barron
(Nov. 27, 1953 – June 25, 2003)

Cause of death: Det. Barron died as the result of an automobile accident.

Location of sign: Los Angeles Police Academy

Officer Ricardo Lizarraga
(Jan. 24, 1973 – Feb. 20, 2004)

Cause of death: Officer Lizarraga was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call.

Location of sign: North side of West 48th Street, between Western Avenue and St. Andrews Place

Officer Landon Michael Dorris
(May 11, 1975 – Oct. 22, 2006)

Cause of death: Officer Dorris died after he was struck by a car while conducting an accident investigation.

Location of sign: East side of Riverside Drive, south of the Hyperion Avenue overpass, at the I-5 onramp

SWAT Officer Randal David Simmons
(July 22, 1956 – Feb. 7, 2008)

Cause of death: Officer Simmons was shot and killed during a standoff with a gunman.

Location of sign: North side of Vanowen Street, between Oakdale Avenue and Hatillo Avenue

Officer Spree DeSha
(Nov. 4, 1972 – Sept. 12, 2008)

Cause of death: Officer DeSha was killed in the collision of a Metrolink passenger train and a freight train.

Location of sign: Southeast corner of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Santa Susana Pass Road

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