Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Fred Guiol was assigned to the Mens’ Central Jail at the time of his murder. Sgt. Guiol’s family had suffered through a tragedy in 1945 when his wife and one of his children were killed in a train vs. auto collision. Less than a year later, tragedy struck again. Sgt. Guiol was off-duty, sitting in his car outside a home when a young man brandished a pistol and demanded money. Sgt. Guiol tried to dissuade the youth, to no avail. He produced some change from his pocket, angering the robber who demanded his wallet. The gunman then opened fire and ran away.