Tuesday, June 28, 2005

 

Funeral: Deputy Jerry Ortiz, LASD

The funeral for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Jerry Ortiz will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2005 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Here's information from the LASD Memorial.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

VIGIL RITE:

VIEWING ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2005, FROM 3:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M

ROSARY TO FOLLOW AT 6:30-8:00 P.M.

CALVARY CEMETERY 4201 WHITTIER BLVD

LOS ANGELES, CA 90063 (T.G. PAGE 635, GRID E-7)

FUNERAL:

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2005, AT 9:00 A.M.

THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS

555 W. TEMPLE STREETLOS ANGELES, CA 90012

(T.G. PAGE 634, GRID F-3)

BURIAL:

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING FUNERAL SERVICES

CALVARY CEMETERY

4201 WHITTIER BLVD.

LOS ANGELES, CA. 90063

(T.G. PAGE 635, GRID E-7)


There has also been a relief fund setup in his name.

A Relief Fund has been established in Deputy Ortiz's name.

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO:

Sheriff's Relief Fund # 285

c/o Sheriff's Relief Association

11515 S. Colima Road Whittier, California

90604


And here's the background to the scenario that Deputy Ortiz gave his life for.

INCIDENT & INVESTIGATION:

FROM: SIBB
06/27/05 09:45:38 SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT BROADCAST ANNOUNCEMENT:SHERIFF'S HEADQUARTERS BUREAU

SUBJECT: MURDER OF A LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2005, AT APPROXIMATELY 1513 HOURS, DEPUTY JERRY ORTIZ, ASSIGNED TO OPERATION SAFE STREETS BUREAU - GANG ENFORCEMENT TEAM AT LAKEWOOD STATION, WAS WORKING NEAR NORWALK BOULEVARD AND 222ND STREET WHEN IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE RECOGNIZED JOSE LUIS OROZCO, MH/27, WHO WAS WANTED FOR AN ASSAULT, WALKING IN THE AREA. WHEN OROZCO SAW DEPUTY ORTIZ, HE RAN AWAY THROUGH A NEARBY ALLEY EASTBOUND TO 223RD STREET AND OUT OF SIGHT. DEPUTY ORTIZ CHECKED THE AREA FOR OROZCO, CONTACTING SEVERAL RESIDENTS STANDING OUTSIDE, BUT WAS UNABLE TO LOCATE HIM.

DEPUTY ORTIZ THEN CONTACTED A FEMALE RESIDENT OF A DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT LOCATED AT 12215 EAST 223RD STREET, HAWAIIAN GARDENS. DEPUTY ORTIZ NOTICED A MALE AND OTHER FEMALE OCCUPANTS INSIDE THE APARTMENT. WHILE REMAINING ON THE FRONT PORCH, HE REQUESTED TO SEE IDENTIFICATION FOR THE MALE. DEPUTY ORTIZ WAS
UNAWARE THAT OROZCO HAD SOUGHT REFUGE INSIDE OF THIS SAME APARTMENT.

OROZCO CONCEALED HIMSELF BEHIND THE FRONT DOOR AND WATCHED DEPUTY ORTIZ AS HE EXAMINED THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE OTHER MALE. ALTHOUGH DEPUTY ORTIZ POSED NO THREAT TO OROZCO, SUSPECT OROZCO CHOSE TO POINT A HANDGUN AT DEPUTY ORTIZ THROUGH THE OPEN CRACK ON THE HINGED SIDE OF THE FRONT DOOR. OROZCO FIRED ONE GUNSHOT, WHICH HIT DEPUTY ORTIZ IN THE HEAD. DEPUTY ORTIZ COLLAPSED AT THE SCENE AND OROZCO FLED ON FOOT IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION.

NEIGHBORS CALLED 911 AND DEPUTIES RESPONDED, FINDING DEPUTY ORTIZ SHOT AT THE LOCATION. DEPUTY ORTIZ WAS REMOVED FROM THE IMMEDIATE DANGER ZONE AND AIRLIFTED TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY HARBOR-UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES MEDICAL CENTER, TORRANCE, WHERE HE DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURY.

FOLLOWING A SUBSEQUENT AREA SEARCH BY K-9S, SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT BUREAU CONDUCTED A SEARCH WARRANT AT 12239 EAST 223RD STREET, HAWAIIAN GARDENS, AND FOUND SUSPECT OROZCO HIDING IN A ROOM AT THE RESIDENCE. HE WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT. OROZCO WAS TRANSPORTED TO INMATE RECEPTION CENTER AND BOOKED FOR A VIOLATION OF PAROLE PENDING ADDITIONAL CHARGES. OROZCO IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL.

A HANDGUN WAS RECOVERED AT THE SCENE OF OROZCO'S ARREST, AND IT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE SAME WEAPON USED TO SHOOT DEPUTY ORTIZ.

LEROY D.
BACA, SHERIFF AA/SNDG


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