Adrian Hirales

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Service Record

El Centro California Police Department

Rank Officer
Salary $181,883 (2022)[1]
Last Known Status Active


2015 Red Cross 9-1-1 Lifesavers Award

On March 4, 2015, Hirales and other officers helped save a man from a burning house.[2]

On May 8, 2015, Hirales and other officers were presented a 9-1-1 Lifesavers Award by the Red Cross.[3]

Incident Reports

2023 Death of Elizandro Vargas

Critical Incident Community Briefing

On August 31, 2023, officers responded to a theft at a business. Officers located Vargas, who was holding a brick. Hirales ordered Vargas to stop and drop the brick. Vargas threw the brick toward Hirales. Hirales fired, striking Vargas.[4]

Officers rendered aid until paramedics arrived. Vargas died at the hospital.[4]

Response Timeline

The California Department of Justice will conduct an independent investigation of the shooting, which is required under state law for officer-involved shootings of unarmed individuals.[5]

LEO Ratings


  1. Adrian Hirales E, El Centro, Police Officer Lateral, govSalaries
  2. Red Cross honors El Centro police officers, Imperial Valley Press, 2016-10-18
  3. World Red Cross Day, City of Imperial Valley, 2015-05-08
  4. 4.0 4.1 Richard Brown, El Centro Police Shoot, Kill Man Wielding Brick, Holtville Tribune, 2023-09-04
  5. Current Cases, State of California Department of Justice

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