On September 19, 2018 Deputy Joel Garnica, along with other Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies, responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call. Deputy Garnica located the suspect vehicle and was coordinating the stop as the suspect drove through Salazar Park in East Los Angeles. After stopping, the suspect exited his vehicle and opened fire on the responding deputies.
Deputy Garnica was hit in the face and chest. His Safariland® MR01 IIA armor stopped the round to his chest. Other deputies were able to return fire and
end the threat.
Deputy Garnica is making a solid recovery and hopes to return to full duty soon.
We welcome Deputy Joel Garnica, SAVE #2038, to The Safariland Group SAVES CLUB®.