On the evening of March 9, 1975, Los Angeles County Security Officer Murray Olsen witnessed a truck drive through the fence of Olive View Medical Center. He confronted the suspect who was attempting to steal x-ray equipment. Officer Murray was attacked with a knife from behind by a second man. One of the men took his service revolver and then shot him in the chest three times. Responding officers found Murray’s body near his patrol car. Officer Murray was survived by his wife Isabel. The suspect was later killed in a gun battle with LAPD. The Los Angeles County Safety Police were later absorbed by the Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety, which was subsequently taken over by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
Murray F. Olsen
- Los Angeles County, Department of Hospitals
- End of Watch
- March 09, 1975