Part-time iranian born deputy who nabs arson suspect hailed as hero

by Tapesh

Shervin Lalezary, an Iranian-born lawyer who moonlights as a deputy, was among hundreds of law enforcement officers who spent the last four days looking for the person accused of setting a rash of car and building fires across the city.

Early Monday, Lalezary pulled over a van in Hollywood driven by a man who resembled a person seen in a surveillance video near the scene of one fire.

With the help of backup officers, he then arrested the driver, Harry Burkhart."I'll give him a raise of another dollar a year," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca joked Monday evening.


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by yolanda on

Thank you for taping the 1st video! Very cool video! What an honorable moment for the guy and his brother! Wow! 2 volunteer deputies from one family! I am sure that they will cherish this moment for the rest of their lives!

Thank you for posting!

Anonymous Observer

Now, that's what I'm talking about!!!

by Anonymous Observer on

Well done!!!  very proud of deputy Lalehzari.  We need more Iranians like him, who VOLUNTEER to serve as law enforcement officers and members of theUunited States military.  That's how we build credibility and entitlement in this country.