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The Wounded Officers

March 01, 1997

Most of the 10 officers wounded in the gunfight with heavily armed bank robbers in North Hollywood escaped serious injury. Eight were treated and released and two were still hospitalized Friday night, police said.

The most seriously injured was Officer Martin Whitfield, 29, of the Van Nuys station, who underwent surgery for a broken right leg, glass in his chest and shrapnel in his left side, arm and chest. Whitfield has been an officer for six years.

Also hospitalized was Officer Stuart Guy, 31, of the North Hollywood station, a seven-year veteran, with gunshot wounds in the right leg and arm.

Treated and released for their injuries were:

Sgt. Larry D. Haynes, 41, gunshot wounds to the shoulder and leg.

Officer James Zboravan, 26, gunshot to the buttock.

Officer David Grimes, 29, injured in a traffic accident.

Det. Earl Valladares, 51, superficial head wound.

Officer William Lantz, 28, cuts and bruises.

Det. William Krulac, 49, gunshot wound in the right ankle.

Det. Tracey Angeles, 29, bullet grazes in the stomach and buttock.

Officer John Goodman, 28, abrasions.

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