Officer May responded to a disturbance call and observed several men fighting. As he approached the group, one of the men fled, and Officer May attempted to stop him. The suspect turned around and fired a semi-automatic handgun, killing Officer May.
Officer Olazar was killed when his patrol car was rear-ended by a drunk driver on Highway 280. The impact caused the doors to be jammed shut and the patrol car burst into flames. He died as a result of his injuries.
Daly City Officers were booking a man into the Jail on the charge of indecent exposure. As the suspect was being fingerprinted, he broke away and fled down Mission Street. Officer Klass chased the fugitive on foot, tackled him, and during the ensuing struggle, the suspect took Officer Klass’s gun from him and shot him in the back.
State Traffic Officer Leland Bond was killed in the line of duty on June 12, 1929. Officer Bond was working traffic enforcement on El Camino Real in San Bruno on that date. Officer Bond, who was riding a police motorcycle, observed a speeding vehicle, and began to pursue it. While catching up to the speeding vehicle, an uninvolved vehicle turned in front of Officer Bond. Officer Bond was unable to avoid the turning vehicle and collided with it, ejecting him from his motorcycle. Officer Bond died of his injuries at the scene.
Deputy Marshall Coturri died of injuries sustained when he was struck by a motorist while directing traffic around broken glass on the Peninsula highway. The car struck and carried him 50 feet on its bumper. He died at the scene.
ChieChief Meehan was born in California September, 1892. Chief Meehan succumbed to gunshot wounds on September 19, 1923 which he had received the day before after he had stopped a vehicle for evading a railroad crossing arm. f Meehan stopped a vehicle for ignoring a railroad-crossing arm. The vehicle stopped in front of the San Bruno City Hall where the suspects opened fire on him. Chief Meehan died the next day.