||June 18, 1957 -
Born in Pasadena, California.
June, 1981 -
Graduated from El Camino College with an Associates
of Arts in General Education.
March, 1986 - March, 1989 -
Army Enlistment. Served as a military
policeman and attained the rank of Corporal, graduating from the
US Protective Services School.
Hired with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
and entered the Academy.
Assigned to the North County Correctional Facility.
1992 - Transferred
to the Mira Loma Jail facility.
Transferred to Pitchess’ Detention
June, 1997 -
Assigned to Altadena Station, patrolling the areas
of Altadena and Crescenta Valley.
March, 2000 -
Assigned to the position of Resident Deputy in Lake
August 2, 2003 -
Slain in the line of duty at age 46.
Relief Fund has been established for Deputy Sorensen's Family.
CAN BE SENT TO: SHERIFF'S
RELIEF FUND #304
Stephen D. Sorensen Fund #304), 11515
S. COLIMA ROAD,
WHITTIER, CA 90604
Stephen Sorensen was a twelve year veteran of the Los Angeles
Sheriff’s Department. He
also served for twelve years in the Department of Beaches and Harbors
as a lifeguard and as an emergency medical technician, until the
agency was absorbed into the Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Sorensen was known as a professional, highly motivated
deputy who could be relied upon to be called out to virtually any
situation and handle it. Among his fellow deputies and the community
he served, he was well-liked and respected. His performance reports
consistently stressed his dedication, maturity, and outgoing nature,
as well as his excellent uniform appearance, good sense, and communication
Stephen Sorensen was commended by his community and supervisors
on many occasions for his service in Lake Los Angeles for incidents
ranging from finding lost dogs to saving a kidnap victim. As a
resident deputy he lived in the area he patrolled, an assignment
that took a special type of person who blended being firm and fair
with a special love for the community he served.
Steve Sorensen is survived by his wife Christine. He will be
deeply missed by his extended law enforcement family and the people
who live in and around Lake Los Angeles.