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New Hero Search Vernon T. Vanderpool - Feb. 14, 1994 (24748)

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Palos Verdes Estates Police Department Agency Patc
Resided: CA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 14, 1994
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 57 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Palos Verdes Estates Police Dept.
CA   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 22 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CA   USA   Mon. Feb. 14, 1994
Summary: Sergeant Vanderpool and Captain Michael Tracy were shot and killed while attending a department staff training seminar in Torrance, California. The two officers were killed during an attempted robbery when a gunman burst into the room. Sergeant Vanderpool immediately lunged at the gunman and was shot. Captain Tracy was shot when he attempted help Sergeant Vanderpool. The robber, who was wearing a bullet proof vest, choked to death on the vest while being subdued by other officers. Sergeant Vanderpool had been with the agency for 13 years and had previously served with the Los Angeles Police Department for nine years.p

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