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About Temple Station

February 09, 2012

In 1926, Temple Station was established as Station Number 5.

It has had at least 4 different locations over the years, but it has been at its current site since 1957.

To date, Temple Station has lost two of its Deputies:

The first to give his life in the service of the Temple Station Community was Deputy Harold S. Blevins, who was murdered on October 12,1957. He was responding to a robbery in progress call where he was fatally shot by a career criminal and recent parolee.

The second and hopefully the last was Deputy David W. March in 2002. He too was shot by a career criminal, who fled the country to escape prosecution.

After remaining in hiding in Mexico for several years. He was eventually extradited and subsequently plead guilty, and is now serving his sentence in a California prison.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department immortalised Deputy David W. March's words and adopted them as our department creed.

My goals are simple, I will always be painfully honest, work as hard as I can, learn as much as I can and hopefully make a difference in people's lives.

Deputy David W. March EOW April 29, 2002

Deputy Harold Blevins
Deputy Harold Blevins

Deputy David March
Deputy David March

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