Location: Kagel canyon near Bailey canyon / Lopez canyon road
Date Killed: Wednesday, May 29, 1974
Cause of Death: Helicopter Crash
Commander Gillen was killed in a police helicopter crash. He was the highest ranking member of the Department to be killed in the line of duty.
Heroism. Valor. In memoriam.
Every day, the members of the LAPD put their lives on the line. We remember and honor the officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty who have lost their lives while serving the people of the City of Los Angeles.