• May 1, 2021

Los Angeles County Probation Officer Dies in the Line of Duty

Los Angeles County Probation Officer Dies in the Line of Duty

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For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2021

Media Contact: Probation Communications
prob-news@probation.lacounty.gov
(562) 922-0231

 

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles County Probation Department is mourning the loss of Detention Services Officer Michael Wall, a dedicated staff member.

On Friday, April 30, 2021, DSO Wall was working at Central Juvenile Hall when he went into cardiac arrest. Probation employees and Juvenile Court Health Services employees rushed to his aid and began CPR. He was transported to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and subsequently passed away.

“Today is a sad day. We lost Detention Service Officer Wall, who died while in the line of duty while caring for the youth in our care. Our deepest condolences go out to the Wall family, loved ones, fellow officers, and the entire Probation Department staff. DSO Wall was a dedicated guardian of justice. He will be missed. I join all our Probation family and Department staff members as we all mourn our colleague. Please reach out if you need support as we are here to help each other,” said Chief Probation Officer Adolfo Gonzales.

Officer Wall served the Department for 14 years. He is survived by his daughter and sisters.