Luis Gerardo “Jerry” Ortiz

Luis Gerardo “Jerry” Ortiz

Birth
Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona, USA
Death
24 Jun 2005 (aged 35)
Hawaiian Gardens, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID
11236132 View Source

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.

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 ID: 11236132
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11236132/luis-gerardo-ortiz: accessed ), memorial page for Luis Gerardo “Jerry” Ortiz (16 Sep 1969–24 Jun 2005), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11236132, citing Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by SCG (contributor 46616892) .