Deputy Joseph Herrera was assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Transportation Bureau at the time of his death. Deputy Herrera was in the Mens’ Central Jail compound directing a deputy bus driver maneuver a Transportation Bureau bus when he was accidentally crushed between the bus and a fence.
Tributes in honor of Deputy Joseph R. Herrera
50 years ago today
In memory of Deputy Joseph Herera EOW October 3, 1972
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
50 years ago today in one of those “I remember where I was and what I was doing” moments in life when I like many others got the sad news of Joey’s passing. We were all young and starting our lives and families, we were ill equipped for this type of news as all of our tomorrows were ahead of us. Joey was in his 2nd year with LASD after a combat tour in Viet Nam, he and his wife Barb had just purchased their 1st home down the street, life was good, sadly he never saw his 25th birthday….
We will remember Joe Herera today, gone way too soon but not forgotten💔