I am Deputy Sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. since 1989. Prior to that I was an Officer with Monterey
Park Police Dept. from 1982-1989, and an Arcadia Police Explorer/Cadet from 1977 to 1982.
I have been assigned to Temple Sheriff's Station since 1991, where I have been a Patrol Deputy, Traffic Investigator,
Field Training Officer, and since 2000 ,a Motor Officer for Traffic Enforcement. I am also a Motor Instructor for the Department
and a Motor Training Officer in the Field.
I also started the Countywide "HAMWATCH" program in 1993. I also teach Traffic Safety Classes in the community where
I work, to assist drivers with updated traffic laws and driving safety tips.
This page is dedicated as stated above, to Deputy Dave March, who was murdered, on a Traffic Stop
in the City of Irwindale. I was the 3 Deputy on scene, that day, and Escorted the Ambulance to the Hospital with him.
In Law Enforcement, we never know what will happen from day to day, as what happened to Dave.
Please pray for all our Public Saftey Officers and Firefighters who put their lives on the line for us all.
I have lost a number of friends in the line of duty.
1. Reserve Deputy Beauford "Loyd"
Brooks EOW:09-01-84, I was a Cop at Monterey Park. His Daughter (Lori Brooks Johnson) was my wife's "Maid of Honor" in our wedding.
Lori's Husband (Roger Johnson) was my best man. We all went to school together. Loyd, was Killed by a errant driver, while he was directing traffic at an accident scene, landing a helicopter.
2. Dep. Nelson H. Yamamoto, EOW: 03-31-92. Nelson
and I went thru the Academy and patrol school together,
when he was killed. Suspect was killed by NYPD.
3. Dep. Brandan G. Hinkle, EOW: 02-14-01,
was a short time friend. I met him 1 month before he died in a Motorcycle accident.
4.Dep. Hagop "Jack" Kuredjian, EOW: 08-31-01,
I helped train him on motors. He was a great guy. Suspect killed in shootout with SEB and Federal agents.
5. Dep. David W. March EOW: 04-29-02, I worked
with at Temple Station. I was blessed to have known him.
It is hard on us all, and we can NEVER forget the sacrifices
these Deputies and all Officers make.