In Memory of Officer Andrew Garton

In loving memory of Officer Andrew Garton

Hawthorne Police Department

End of Watch: 5/26/2011

Garton, 44, died that afternoon at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. His family had been flown by a Sheriff’s Department helicopter to be at his side, police officials said.

Garton was a 7 1/2-year department veteran who had spent the last four years as a motorcycle officer. He also served as a longtime member of the department’s SWAT team.

Mayor Pro Tem Alex Vargas remembered Garton as a jovial, well-liked officer and a dedicated husband and father who enjoyed riding bikes and playing baseball with his two boys, ages 7 and 12.