(L.A.) Hardy Fernimen, 86, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2022-09451

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of an 86-year-old Caucasian male that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Hardy Fernimen.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Cervical Spine Trauma

Other Significant Conditions: Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis, Hypertension

RIP HARDY I. FERNIMEN (April 5, 1936 – September 7, 2022)

In 1971, Fernimen was 35 years old and a Los Angeles Police Department intelligence officer in the Hollywood Division when he was arrested by federal agents on charges of possessing pure heroin with a retail value of approximately $320,000.

He and his wife Bonnie, then 32, were arrested as part of a crackdown on a narcotics ring.