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March 28, 2006

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Off-Duty deputy is killed

Officer Down: Maria Cecelia Rosa - [Long Beach, California]

Biographical Info

Age: 30

Additional Info: Deputy Rosa joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 2000. She is survived by three brothers and two sisters.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Deputy Rosa was found with a gunshot wound to her upper body.

Date of Incident: March 28, 2006


LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Long Beach Police Department says Tuesday's fatal shooting of sheriff's Deputy Maria Cecelia Rosa was a homicide, and the motive appears to be robbery.

"A ballistics report on her gun has indicated that the gun had not been fired," says Long Beach police Officer Jackie Bezart.

Sheriff Lee Baca had said earlier that the deputy may have inadvertently discharged her service weapon and shot herself as she was placing equipment in her car before going to work.

Full Story: Deputy Shooting Ruled Homicide, Not Accident

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