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- May. 10, 2021 -
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San Luis Obispo Police Dept. Patch
Resided: CA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 10, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 37 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: San Luis Obispo Police Dept. - CA
1042 Walnut Street  
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401   USA
(805)781-7312
County: San Luis Obispo
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Ambush
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 12 years
Bio: Luca Benedetti was born in San Francisco to Italian immigrant parents and raised in the Bay Area. Luca moved to the Central Coast to attend Cal Poly where he studied engineering, but his true passion was found in law enforcement.

Following his graduation form the Allan Hancock Academy, Luca began his career with the Atascadero Police Department in 2008 and joined SLOPD in 2012. Luca was a proud member of the San Luis Obispo SWAT team, and served in additional special assignments including Traffic Accident Reconstruction (SCID), Information Technology, and Field Training Officer. He was the 2017 MADD award recipient for his efforts with DUI enforcement.

Luca loved cooking, organic gardening, was an active and longtime member of the San Luis Sportsman Association and displayed his Italian heritage proudly around his neck.

Survived by:
Wife
and two children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: Edward Zamore Giron II :: Caucasian / Male - 35 years old
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Location:   San Luis Obispo , CA   USA   Mon. May. 10, 2021
Summary: Detective Luca Benedetti was shot and killed as he and other detectives executed a search warrant as part of an investigation of a series of burglaries.

The detectives approached the apartment, identified themselves, and asked to enter. They waited an extended period of time with no response before forcing entry into the apartment. The suspect was laying in wait inside and opened fire as the detectives entered the apartment.

Detective Benedetti and another detective were both struck. The subject was also wounded by return fire and later committed suicide.

Detective Benedetti was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

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