FALLEN OFFICERS

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.

RICHARD ALLEN MAY, JR.

Officer​, East Palo Alto Police Department

Date of Birth: May 9, 1967

End of Watch: January 7, 2006

Date of Birth: March 5, 1955

End of Watch: April 25, 1998

Officer​, Millbrae Police Department

DAVID JOHN CHETCUTI

A San Bruno police officer stopped a suspect for not having a current registration.  Officer Chetcuti was shot and killed after responding as back-up to the San Bruno officer.

Date of Birth: April 8, 1954

End of Watch: September 2, 1989

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.

Officer​, California Highway Patrol

Date of Birth: October 3, 1961

End of Watch: June 22, 1988

Officer​, East Palo Alto Police Department

JOEL MICHAEL DAVIS

While in a foot pursuit, Officer Davis chased a suspect over a fence. The suspect shot Officer Davis in the shoulder.  The suspect then shot him again, in the head, before fleeing. 

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.

Date of Birth: March 16, 1930

End of Watch: June 3, 1974

Officer​, California Highway Patrol

Officer Percival was struck and killed by a drunk driver while on a traffic stop.

Date of Birth: July 30, 1933

End of Watch: May 23, 1968

Sergeant Joinville was shot and killed while investigating the theft of a large amount of chemicals used in the production of LSD.

The suspect was sentenced to death.  But, later, his sentence was commuted to life.  He died in prison in 2006.

Sergeant​, San Mateo Police Department

Date of Birth: September 9, 1940

End of Watch: June 9, 1966

Officer​, Daly City Police Department

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.

Officer Klass ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect was initially convicted of first-degree murder, which was overturned.  He pled to second-degree murder and was sentenced to five years-to-life.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1935

End of Watch: January 6, 1964

Officer Manning was shot and killed while investigating a suspect who was attempting to steal gasoline at a heating company.  The suspect shot him once in the chest and five times in the back.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to five years-to-life in State Prison.

Officer, Broadmoor Police Department

Date of Birth: March 22, 1928

End of Watch: May 21, 1962

Officer​, California Highway Patrol

Officer Krings was shot and killed when a mental patient walked up to him, pulled out a rifle and shot him. Although mortally wounded, Officer Krings was able to shoot and kill the suspect.

Date of Birth: July 4, 1931

End of Watch: September 22, 1960

Officer Lyle stopped a stolen car in a downtown Menlo Park parking lot.  The suspect, and Officer Lyle, exchanged shots.  Officer Lyle was wounded several times.  While he lay wounded, the suspect then shot Lyle in the back of the head.  The suspect was apprehended, sentenced to death and executed in San Quentin State Prison in November 1962.

Officer, Menlo Park Police Department

Date of Birth: July 29, 1931

End of Watch: November 4, 1960

Officer​, California Highway Patrol

Officer Pitois was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a speeder.

Date of Birth: August 10, 1922

End of Watch: August 5, 1959

Officer Doran was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a parolee on Crystal Springs Road.  The suspect exited his vehicle, and shot Officer Doran, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Doran’s murder and executed on April 26, 1961.

Officer, Hillsborough Police Department

Date of Birth: November 30, 1925

End of Watch: May 4, 1953

Officer​, South San Francisco Police Department

Officer Moyle was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at an accident scene.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1890

End of Watch: June 30, 1945

Officer Dalziel died as a result of injuries from a collision with a truck, which turned in front of him. He had been on patrol on the Bay Bridge shortly before the accident took place.

Officer, California Highway Patrol

Date of Birth: February 17, 1898

End of Watch: February 15, 1944

Officer​, California Highway Patrol

Officer Gerken was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol.

Date of Birth: December 31, 1886

End of Watch: January 22, 1939

Officer Fleishman was killed when a vehicle driven by a drunk driver struck him.  The drunk driver was arrested and charged with negligent homicide.

Officer, Redwood City Police Department

Date of Birth: 1896

End of Watch: December 23, 1936

Chief of Police, Daly City Police Department

Chief Doyle was struck and killed by an on-coming streetcar while directing traffic on lower Mission Street.

Date of Birth: September 4, 1889

End of Watch: June 12, 1929

State Traffic Officer, California Highway Patrol

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. The speeding driver was never identified and the driver involved in the traffic collision with Officer Bond was not charged with any crime.

Officer Bond, who was a resident of Sn Bruno, was survived by his wife Emily.  Officer Bond was 39 years old at the time of his death and had been a member of the San Mateo Squad of the State Traffic Unit for 15 years.  Prior to his work as a traffic officer, he served in the U.S Army in the 91st Division in World War I.

Article from the June 13, 1929 issue of the San Mateo Times.

Date of Birth: June 29, 1889

End of Watch: September 29, 1927

Undersheriff, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff Larrecou died as a result of wounds he sustained when two men, in revenge for his work during prohibition, shot him.

Date of Birth: 1882

End of Watch: July 16, 1927

Deputy Jara was returning a prisoner to San Mateo County from Southern California, when he was killed in an automobile accident near San Luis Obispo.

Deputy Sheriff, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

Date of Birth: July 17,1878

End of Watch: July 29, 1924

Deputy Town Marshall, San Bruno Police Department

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.

Date of Birth: January 12, 1875

End of Watch: January 7, 1924

Sheriff Lampkin died as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident while pursuing a speeding vehicle.

Sheriff, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

Date of Birth: September, 1892

End of Watch: September 19, 1923

Chief of Police, San Bruno Police Department

Chief 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. The vehicle stopped in front of the San Bruno City Hall where the suspects opened fire causing the fatal wounds. The car the suspects were driving was later located in South San Francisco with several bullet holes. Two suspects were apprehended and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Chief Meehan. Both suspects escaped from San Quentin Prison in April, 1925. For the next six weeks both suspects went on a reign of terror throughout Northern California, killing a Sacramento merchant, kidnapping and robbing several people and shooting a Sacramento police officer. One of the murderers of Chief Meehan was apprehended ending the six week crime spree and returned to prison. He was convicted of the Sacramento merchant's murder and received another life sentence. He was paroled February 16, 1956. The other murderer returned to San Francisco where he was shot and killed when police raided an apartment looking for another wanted man.

 

Chief Meehan is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California. He was 30 years old. He was survived by his wife Elizabeth Marie Dondero Meehan, age 26, and a daughter Dorothy Virginia Meehan, age 8. Prior to being the San Bruno Police Chief, Meehan had been a clerk in a broker's office and an auto investigator for an underwriter. His family had lived in California, mostly in San Francisco, since approximately 1860. Many other family members are also buried at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Date of Birth: July 5, 1861

End of Watch: October 28, 1897

Sheriff McEvoy was killed as he tried to arrest an intoxicated man who had just shot and killed his father.

As Sheriff McEvoy entered the house, he was shot and killed by the suspect. The  suspect was later apprehended, after being wounded in a shoot-out with other officers.

The suspect was sentenced to death and later executed at San Quentin.

Sheriff, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

Date of Birth: October 20, 1814

End of Watch: February 24, 1888

Jailer, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

Jailer George Tallman, 73, died as a result of wounds inflicted by four inmates during an escape from the County Jail.  Two of the four escapees were recaptured.

SF Police Credit Union

Pacific Gas & Electric

San Mateo

Officers' Association

Daly City Police

Officers' Association 

Pacifica Police

Officers' Association 

Pacifica Police

Supervisors Association 

Clapp Moroney

Vucinich | Beeman Scheley

Redwood City Police

Supervisors Association

Toole's Garage

South San Francisco

Police Association

Atherton Police

Officers' Association

Date of Birth: July 2, 1941

End of Watch: May 8, 1981

Sergeant George Garrett was shot and killed during a bank robbery.  The suspect was shot and killed by another officer.

Sergeant​, Redwood City Police Department

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