STEVEN BELANGER

STEVEN BELANGER

Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Belanger, 52, succumbed to a gunshot wound on February 6th, which was originally sustained December 10, 1994. He had been ambushed while conducting a traffic stop in Rowland Heights.

He had recognized the driver of the vehicle as being wanted for a previous assault. As he searched the two occupants of the car, one of the man’s friends rode up behind Deputy Belanger on a skateboard and shot him. The man fled the scene and committed suicide about one hour later.

Doctors were unable to remove the bullet from Deputy Belanger’s brain. He remained under constant medical care and confined to a wheelchair until passing.

Deputy Belanger had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 7 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.