Honor Roll

Arthur E. Pelino

Deputy Arthur Pelino was assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Gorman Station at the time of his murder. Deputy Pelino was the resident deputy at Gorman and lived there with his wife and six children. Deputy Pelino arrested a man he described as mentally disturbed and possibly violent, but told deputies at the Santa Clarita Valley Station (the nearest help) that he had the situation under control and did not need help. Deputy Pelino was shot with his own revolver during the booking process. Two of his children found him on the floor with the suspect sitting nearby. They ran and told their mother, who managed to get the man into the lock-up and then call for assistance, but Deputy Pelino was already dead.