Knock on wood! Only total of 200 officers from the Los Angeles Police Department are officially recognized as dying in the line of duty- note that the Los Angeles Police Department was established in 1869. This does not mean however that the fallen officers of the LAPD are forgotten. In fact, they are honored in a number of ways:
- The Los Angeles Police Memorial is a monument outside Parker Center, established outside the LAPD’s headquarters on October 1 1971, to honor all those who risk and have lost their life in the line of duty.
- When an LAPD officer does die, they are given extremely large funeral. The 2008 death of Randal Simmons was observed by over 10000 mourners.