Honor Roll

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy Michael Wigderson was in Reserve Academy training when he was fatally wounded in a bizarre accident at the Sheriff’s Academy in East Los Angeles. The drill required Deputies Wigderson and Bauer to arrest a suspect, played by their instructor. Somehow, the instructor’s revolver had been loaded with live ammunition rather than blanks, and the training exercise became deadly. All three deputies were transported to local hospitals. Wigderson was fatally wounded in the stomach and shoulder. Deputy Bauer was wounded slightly in one arm. The instructor, Deputy Bradley, was hospitalized in shock.