LASD: In the News

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May 17, 2019


Earlier This Week, in Washington DC, LASD Had the Honor of Joining in the Candlelight Vigil to Remember Fallen Officers During National Police Week 2019 


LA County Sheriff's Deputies Go in Pursuit of Man Suspected of Fatal Shooting of Liquor Store Owner

The suspect, on the passenger side, began firing out of the vehicle and at officers during the chase. After the Prius stopped behind a box truck alongside other vehicles, multiple officers opened fire at the suspect vehicle. 


A Heads-Up For Beach-Goers During the Summer- Lock Your Vehicles!

Authorities in Malibu are warning about a spike in vehicle break-ins for beach-goers as summer approaches. The burglars are accused of watching people hide their keys and wait until they are gone to search through valuables inside the car.


Sheriff Villanueva Joins His Troops During the Washington D.C. Leg of the Police Unity Bicycle Tour

The tour departed from Somerset, New Jersey on May 9, 2019 as riders traveled through Philadelphia, Baltimore, and ended in Washington D.C. Approximately 2600 law enforcement personnel from across the Nation participated in the bicycle tour. Police Unity Tour Chapters, after riding together for four days, come together to join over 50,000 people at the National Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil which took place on May 13th.


Following in His Footsteps: Retiring Deputy's Son Picks Up Where He Left Off.. And Took Dad's Badge With Him

When Deputy William Villamil retired last week, laid his service firearm on the table and unclipped the badge from his uniform, he could have walked away, and as is customary, another deputy would have been assigned Villamil’s badge number. Instead, however, something extraordinary happened: The badge number was passed to another Villamil who would carry the honor.


Sheriff Swearing In