Carlos Ledesma

  • Detective
  • Badge Number: 600
  • End of Watch: July 28, 2010

Detective Ledesma lost his life while performing an undercover narcotics operation. Detective Ledesma, along with two other Chandler Detectives, were ambushed while attempting to complete a drug transaction. Upon entering the Phoenix residence where the transaction was to take place the suspects immediately began firing, killing Detective Ledesma and seriously wounding the two undercover detectives accompanying him. Undercover detectives returned fire killing two suspects. Seven more suspects were later arrested in connection with Detective Ledesma’s killing. Detective Ledesma is survived by his wife and two sons.