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 Luis Gerardo “Jerry” Ortiz

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Luis Gerardo “Jerry” Ortiz

  • Birth 16 Sep 1969 Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
  • Death 24 Jun 2005 Hawaiian Gardens, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 11236132

Deputy Ortiz, 35, a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Lakewood Station) was assassinated by a gang member while on gang detail in Hawaiian Gardens.

A dedicated Deputy, Ortiz received Lakewood's Medal of Honor last year after fatally shooting a carjacker who drew a gun on him and his partner.

He was a resident of Diamond Bar, CA and also an Army veteran.

Deputy Ortiz had been married 3 weeks earlier to Chela and leaves behind 2 sons, Jacob, 6 and Jeremy, 16. Also survived by parents, Rosa and Luis Ortiz; sisters, Claudia Santa Ana and Sylvia Gonzalez; brothers, Miguel and Javier.

Sadly, on January 10, 2005 his brother-in-law Manuel A. Gonzalez, Jr., a Correctional Peace Officer was fatally stabbed by an inmate at the California Institution for Men, Chino.

  • Created by: SCG
  • Added: 25 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11236132
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Luis Gerardo “Jerry” Ortiz (16 Sep 1969–24 Jun 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11236132, citing Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by SCG (contributor 46616892) .