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Three Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies & One Former Deputy Committed Suicide in a 24 Hour Period


Three current Los Angeles County sheriff officers and one former officer died by suicide last week. According to ABC News, the four employees were all killed within 24 hours of each other, according to the LASD. Their deaths are being investigated. ABC reported that 83 law enforcement officials have died from homicide in 2023.

The Los Angeles sheriff made the following statement regarding the tragedies, "Our LASD family has experienced a significant amount of loss and tragedies this year," Sheriff Robert Luna said. "We are stunned to learn of these deaths, and it has sent shockwaves of emotions throughout the department as we try and cope with the loss of not just one, but four beloved active and retired members of our department family."

According to Los Angeles Magazine, On Monday morning, the department's Homicide Bureau responded to the home of 56-year-old Commander Harris in Santa Clarita home in Santa Clarita. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner's report indicates he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Later that same day, detectives responded to another apparent suicide of a retired sergeant, Greg Hovland, 67, who patrolled the Antelope Valley for decades. He died of what the L.A. County M.E. calls a gunshot wound to the chest. A short time later, Corina Thompson, 59, was also found with a gunshot wound to the chest at her home in Stevenson Ranch. Then, the following morning, "homicide detectives responded to another death of a current employee to a local hospital in the city of Pomona," Luna said. The name of that deputy has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

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Natalie Montgomery
13 Kas 2023

I womder what or will happen now?

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