Officer Brutally Stabbed To Death On California College Campus

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was investigating two crime scenes after an officer was fatally stabbed.

Pomona, CA – A university police officer was murdered, and his attacker was shot dead by police, on the campus of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) on Friday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the 37-year-old campus security officer was found stabbed to death in his marked university vehicle at about 4:30 p.m. on June 29, in the 3500-block of West Pomona Boulevard, KNBC reported.

"This kind man, a public servant who lost his life today, was doing his job: protecting the staff and students at Cal Poly Pomona," the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in statement, according to ABC News. "We are saddened for the victim's loved ones, friends and family."

Police said a coworker of the murdered officer found him bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds in the front seat of his truck. Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that the officer was stabbed and slashed in the neck.

Half a mile away, about 25 minutes later, the attacker was spotted by witnesses who said he was covered in blood and acting erratically, KNBC reported.

Police said the suspect got into an altercation with officers near University Road and Temple Avenue that led to police fatally shooting him.

It was not known what sparked that confrontation, but officials confirmed that a Pomona police officer and an officer from the Cal Poly police both opened fire on the suspect. The 31-year-old suspect was fatally shot, the Los Angeles Times reported.

It was not know which officer fired the fatal shot. No other officers were injured during the incident, according to Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri.

"I can confirm a murder of a Cal Poly Pomona Police Parking Officer, and Pomona Police officer-involved shooting with the suspect, who didn't survive," Chief Olivieri said in the first of a series of tweets he sent out during the investigation of the crime scenes.

"We do not believe there are additional suspects, but searches are taking place as a precaution," the chief wrote.

A knife was recovered not far from the security officer’s truck, and investigators called the murder “quite brutal,” KNBC reported.

There was a "lot of blood on both scenes," said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lieutenant John Corina. "It looked like the victim put up a heck of a fight."

Whether the officer and his attacker were acquainted was unknown. Police said the man who stabbed the officer to death may have been a custodian at the university, ABC News reported.

The university sent out a safety alert shortly after the officer’s murder was discovered, and students and faculty were advised to avoid certain areas of the South Campus while police investigated what had happened, KNBC reported.

Chief Olivieri said that authorities had determined the two crime scenes were the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County sheriff. Cal Poly Pomona is located about 25 miles east of Los Angeles, according to ABC News.

The sheriff’s department said the investigation is ongoing.

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Budman
Budman

Glad this piece of shit is pushing daisies!! RIP FELLOW OFFICER!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

A very brutal way to lose your life. God bless the officer and his family.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

congratulation to all of you, who blame the policeman for the violence. You are responsible for all of this. You give every criminal a pass for their crimes, then you call the police to clean up your mess TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SCREW-UPS. The police and the victim of the crimes were innocent bystanders. SHAME ON YOU IDIOTS

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

Hey Burgers I wonder if stricter blade control would have made a difference? Luckily the shitbag is dead also.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

there well might have been more dead officers if he had had a gun.

HCD_is_my_bitch
HCD_is_my_bitch

Maybe, but a gun is loud and obvious, someone can cut someone's throat in your front yard and you may not hear anything.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Prayers going out to this Officer's family, friends and fellow Officer's. It is just heartbreaking to read of these killings on a daily basis 💔🙏🇺🇸

walkintall
walkintall

I read that this officer is referred to as both a "Police Officer" and a "Police Parking Officer", but I must have missed that part where someone (anyone) reported if this officer was armed or not.

flagwaver
flagwaver

Heart breaking and sickening . My heart goes out to his family. It just never stops. Evil has been unleashed in our country for a long time now and is getting worse.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@flagwaver How is it getting worse when crime is getting lower? Stop being sensational.

Katarina
Katarina

When, oh when are we going to be allowed to block trolls? I am tempted to NEVER read a story on this site!

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@Katarina you already can. just hold your hand over comments you don't want to see.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@Katarina you already can. just hold your hand over comments you don't want to see.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@Katarina you already can. just hold your hand over comments you don't want to see.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@Katarina you already can. just hold your hand over comments you don't want to see.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Crime IS NOT going down, you idiot! Support your stupidity with factual data.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Truthrulestheday Refute the data or put up more, you fucking clown.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Typical douchebag; don’t know how to read stats. Crime is down in states that noone cares about, but remains high in major cities. Almost half of crimes committed are NOT reported by the victims; doesn’t mean they didn’t happen. Dramatic spike in assaults on LE, but you don’t care about that, right? If you weren’t cutting class with your boyfriend, you would have learned that stats can tell you whatever you want them to. That’s been proven in politics, manipulated polls, etc. The Federal Bureau of Insincerity is the master of manipulating facts to feed their agenda. Police agencies nationwide have been low-balling their crime stats for decades to appease the citizens. Stop looking at stat sheets & simply look around! Don’t look now, clown, but your circus is pulling out.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Truthrulestheday Shouldn't you be supporting your stupidity with actual data? I didn't see any links to your data.

You ask for stats, i give you stats, then you say stop looking at stats?

Where in your response are you proving crime is worse nationwide, aside from you saying "nuh-uh!"

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

My bad; I didn’t know douchebags can’t read! I said “factual data”, not manipulated stats. You apparently missed the point of my post. I can provide just as many “stats” to refute your charts & graphs.....what’s the point? How about you simply pay attention to the world around you, genius.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Truthrulestheday First off, Pew Research Center doesn't have a bias.

Second, you're going to have to try harder to distract me from the fact that you haven't provided any data to refute my point. You taxed me for data and have nothing in return to show. That means we have nothing further to talk about, because no data will be good enough for you, while you still provide nothing concrete to the argument.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Are you still yammering? Shut up, already. Stick with your bullshit stats & I’ll stick with actual reality

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Truthrulestheday For someone with "truth" in their name, you sure do seem allergic to unbiased statistics. You should change your name to 'Feelingsruletheday'.

And no, YOU shut up.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

@Truthrulestheday I'm very sorry and apologize for all the trouble I have been causing. I smoked too much weed and used to much orange Trump MDMA lately, and my computer business hasn't been doing so well lately, which is why I have time to comment here so frequently. I joined the Navy and got out early on a fake medical discharge homosexual transvestite sex change but took the college money to pay for my computer degree.

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Wow. Sounds like your life is having a bad day! 🤣