Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Gerald Sawyer

Detective Gerald Sawyer
  • Rank: Investigator
  • Serial Number: 11797
  • Division: Administrative Narcotics
  • Location: 120 Colorado Ave. (Santa Monica)
  • Date Killed: Tuesday, November 6, 1973
  • Cause of Death: Shot by a Narcotics Suspect


Detective Sawyer was shot and killed while working in a joint undercover investigation with the DEA. Detective Sawyer was shot by a cocaine trafficker during an attempted robbery of a $144,000 flashroll.

Detective Sawyer was survived by his wife and two children.