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Donald Allen Deming

January 3, 1965 June 27, 2021

Donald Allen Deming passed away June 27, 2021 in his home in Buellton, CA. Don was born on January 3, 1965 in Hawthorne, CA. At a young age his family moved to northern California where he grew up in the small town of Feather Falls. At 18, Don enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he provided security for the presidential helicopter, Marine One, during the Reagan presidency. He fulfilled a lifelong dream in January 1988 by joining the Los Angeles Police Department. During his accomplished 20-year career with LAPD, he received numerous awards and commendations. Don worked as an officer in numerous divisions throughout the city, a firearms instructor at the Police Academy, a K-9 handler, a detective in internal affairs, and a watch commander in Pacific Division. After retiring, he moved to Lompoc where he served as a Captain with the Lompoc Police Department until his second retirement in 2015. Don is survived by his three children and four brothers.

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July 18, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. RIP Marine.
July 14, 2021
Awesome guy!
Forrest Libby
July 14, 2021
I worked with him at LPD, it was a pleasure, always confident and direct, helpful, and took the time to analyze an issue before jumping to a response.
Ed Lardner
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