Statement Regarding the Death of Former City Councilman Tom LaBonge NR21008dm

January 8, 2021

The Los Angeles Police Department is mourning the sudden death of former City Councilman Tom LaBonge. The L.A. native dedicated his life and career to the service of this City. LaBonge served the people of the 4th Council District for 14 years. Prior to his tenure in the Council Chambers, he worked for the Department of Water and Power, and also served as a special assistant to Mayor Richard Riordan.

Chief of Police Michel Moore expressed, “Tom LaBonge was so much more than an elected representative. He was the ultimate goodwill ambassador, servant, and historian for his City of Angels, and an icon. He led with his heart and truly loved the men and women of the LAPD.”

The Department sends its deepest condolences and sympathies to LaBonge’s family.