Deputy Hagop “Jake” KuredjianLos Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Deputy Jake Kuredjian was shot and killed on August 31, 2001, after federal agents attempted to serve a warrant on a man for impersonating a police officer and for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. When officers arrived at the residence in an affluent neighborhood, the man came to the door several times, but refused to come outside. As the officers attempted to gain entry through a window, the man opened fire with an automatic rifle, striking Deputy Kuredjian in the head. The suspect then held other officers at bay for several hours before the house he was in caught fire and burned to the ground. The suspect had previously been a police officer.
Deputy Kuredjian had been an L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy for 17 years.