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 San 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.
Below is an article from the June 13, 1929 issue of the San Mateo Times: