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Fallen Heroes

Fallen Heroes

This page is dedicated to the men who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving to protect the citizens of Fullerton and the State of California.

Officer Jerry Hatch

Jerry S. Hatch, a twenty-three year old Fullerton Police Officer died on June 30, 1975. Officer Hatch had been helping to extinguish a vehicle fire at Beach Boulevard and the 91 Freeway. He was replacing equipment into the trunk of his car when he was struck by another vehicle. The driver was later determined to have been intoxicated.

Date Appointed: December 18, 1974
End of Watch: June 30, 1975

Officer Tommy DeLaRosa

Tommy DeLaRosa, 43, was killed June 21, 1990 during an undercover “reverse sting” operation in attempt to sell suspected drug dealers what he promised would be $4 million worth of cocaine. Eight people were charged with conspiracy to sell drugs and murder.

Date Appointed: September 26, 1980
End of Watch: June 21, 1990