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LAPD Street Signs

In May 2014, the city of Los Angeles unveiled a project to put up specially designed street signs to recognize and honor the more than 200 officers of the Los Angeles Police Department who have died in the line of duty. The signs are posted at or near the locations where each of the officers were killed, or at the Los Angeles Police Academy, at 1880 Academy Drive, near Dodger Stadium, in Elysian Park.

The Police Academy sign currently includes the names of 18 officers, with the individual signs pointing toward the location where each officer died.

The project was an effort of the LAPD, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and District 12 Councilmember Mitch Englander, chairman of the City Council's Public Safety Committee.

Each sign will have a designated number, the name of the officer, and the date they were killed, and the public will soon be able to go to a memorial website to learn more about the deceased officers, their service, and their sacrifice.

On this website, we'll periodically add photos of the signs as we find them, along with the stories of the officers.

As we recount the stories of the officers' lives and their tragic deaths, we will never mention the names or otherwise identify their killers. That information might be available elsewhere, but it will never be available here. These pages are intended to honor the fallen officers and their memory, not to publicize, glorify or even mention their killers.



Officer Clyde A. May (April 29, 1879 Feb. 28, 1907)

Officer Patrick Henry Lyons (May 1887 Nov. 30, 1907)

Capt. Walter H. Auble (Nov. 26, 1862 Sept. 9, 1908)

Officer David Brooks (March 6, 1872 April 8, 1910)

Officer Arthur Bernard Crusey (August 1887 May 28, 1911)

Officer Officer Cecil S. Bowman (May 8, 1878 June 8, 1911)

Officer James Palistine Wylie (Aug. 4, 1881 Nov. 29, 1911)

Officer Floyd C. Eiler (Dec. 30, 1885 Dec. 25, 1911)

Officer Robert Vernon Murray (July 14, 1890 Sept. 24, 1914)

Sgt. John Francis "Frank" Toolen (March 3, 1875 Oct. 19, 1915)

Det. Sgt. James Edward Browning (Feb. 26, 1877 Nov. 29, 1915)

Officer Thomas Joseph Kronschnabel (Dec. 22, 1879 Dec. 15, 1916)

Officer Ormiel E. Barney (June 17, 1879 Nov. 11, 1917)

Det. Sgt. Patrick Joseph Downey (Sept. 22, 1883 Feb. 18, 1919)

Officer Donald Cary Hathaway (Feb. 22, 1894 May 24, 1920)

Officer William Louis Brett (Dec. 23, 1882 Dec. 6, 1921)

Officer Levi "Harry" Clester (Jan. 20, 1891 Dec. 7, 1921)

Officer Vernon Oliver Dinsmore (Aug. 14, 1899 Nov. 4, 1922)

Officer Charles Perry Williams Sr. (March 3, 1887 Jan. 13, 1923)

Officer Arthur "Archie" Cruse (April 1899 Jan. 22, 1923)

Officer Glenn E. Bond (Oct. 26, 1897 Feb. 20, 1924)

Officer Edward E. Wilhoit (Nov. 18, 1888 Aug. 20, 1924)

Sgt. Judson D. "Judd" Cornwall (March 15, 1877 July 10, 1926)

Officer John Volberg Wicks (March 27, 1898 March 23, 1927)

Officer John McQuaide Schomaker (June 1896 Feb. 27, 1929)

Officer William Howard Marple (June 13, 1893 Feb. 27, 1929)

Officer James C. Costello (1901 March 31, 1930)

Officer Verne Alden Brindley (March 12, 1901 May 10, 1930)

Officer Paul Donath (1898 April 28, 1932)

Officer Russell A. Leidy (July 28, 1898 July 24, 1934)

Officer Owen David Yancey (Oct. 2, 1899 Oct. 20, 1935)

Officer Earl John Bickel (July 15, 1899 Aug. 30, 1937)

Det. Lt. George Colison Howard (Dec. 3, 1891 May 22, 1938)

Officer Orley Otho Sanner (Oct. 15, 1895 May 26, 1940)

Officer Ferris Eugene Stansell (March 12, 1898 July 11, 1941)

Officer Norbert John "Bert" Huseman (May 6, 1912 Dec. 31, 1945)

Officer Walter Henry Kesterson (May 13, 1894 Feb. 4, 1946)

Officer Frank George Panek (Nov. 14, 1920 April 14, 1947)

Det. Sgt. John William "Tommy" Milton (Nov. 9, 1898 May 16, 1949)

Officer Roland Eldo White (Oct. 30, 1923 May 11, 1950)

Sgt. Marvin Wayne Haney (Nov. 14, 1920 Feb. 15, 1952)

Officer Leo Wise (March 5, 1923 March 17, 1957)

Officer Thomas Scebbi (Nov. 2, 1933 June 20, 1958)

Officer Sidney Z. Riegel (July 26, 1916 - May 6, 1961)

Sgt. Charles Paul Monaghan Jr. (March 24, 1926 - Feb. 1, 1964)

Officer Robert Marvin Endler (Dec. 12, 1926 - Feb. 1, 1964)

Officer Malcolm Leroy Beaty (Dec. 23, 1940 - Aug. 29, 1966)

Officer Keith Gregory DuPuis (March 6, 1939 Oct. 27, 1966)

Officer Roger Renick Warren Jr. (May 25, 1943 May 8, 1967)

Officer Gary Wayne Murakami (Jan. 19, 1945 Sept. 9, 1968)

Officer Michael Lee Edwards (Aug. 26, 1948 - May 11, 1974)

Officer Zlatko Nicholai "Nick" Sintic (Oct. 23, 1942 Feb. 12, 1976)

Officer Paul Lawrence Verna (Oct. 6, 1947 - June 2, 1983)

Officer Duane Curtis "Duey" Johnson (Dec. 10, 1957 - Dec. 19, 1984)

Officer Ronald Lawrence Ball (Dec. 12, 1942 - Feb. 8, 1986)

Det. Arleigh Eugene McCree (Dec. 24, 1939 - Feb. 8, 1986)

Officer James Clark Beyea (Dec. 19, 1963 June 7, 1988)

Officer Tina Frances Zapata Kerbrat (Feb. 9, 1957 Feb. 11, 1991)

Officer Christy Lynne Hamilton (July 25, 1948 Feb. 22, 1994)



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