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Fellow officers honor slain policeman
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Dean, Gordon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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On May 6, 1961, 44 year-old Los Angeles Police officer Sidney Riegel was shot and killed by 31 year-old robbery suspect Thomas (Kiko) Arroyo Estrada, also known as Thomas Leiva. Riegel's partner, Ronald Traurig was wounded in the shootout that occurred at the San Fernando Garden Apartments, 12923 Pierce Street, in Pacoima. After an intense week-long manhunt, Estrada turned himself in to police and confessed. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Photograph caption dated May 8, 1961 reads "Military rites for Sidney Riegel in Van Nuys." Services were held at Willen Mortuary, 5948 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys. See images 00154376 through 00154389 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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