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LAPD Street Signs 1910s


Officer James Palestine Wylie
(Aug. 4, 1881 Nov. 27, 1911)


Cause of death: Officer Wylie was struck and killed by a motor vehicle.

Location of sign: West side of Spring Street, south of 6th Street


Officer James Francis Crehan
(June 1, 1881 March 31, 1914)


Cause of death: Officer Crehan was struck and killed by a streetcar.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of Long Beach Avenue and East 22nd Street


Officer Walter Ray Kreps
(Aug. 29, 1887 March 28, 1916)


Cause of death: Officer Kreps died as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of San Fernando Road and Humboldt Street


Officer James A. Ellsworth
(1887 Sept. 4, 1917)


Cause of death: Officer Ellsworth died as the result of an automobile accident.

Location of sign: South side of West 6th Street, at Occidental Boulevard


Lt. Charles E. Johnson
(Jan. 6, 1877 Nov. 13, 1917)


Cause of death: Lt. Johnson died after suffering a severe skull fracture when he fell and hit his head at the Central Police Station.

Location of sign: Southeast corner of Hill and West 1st streets


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


Cause of death: Officer Downey was shot and killed while struggling with a suspect.

Location of sign: Northeast corner of North Broadway and Meadow Road, at the west end of the bridge over the railroad tracks and the Los Angeles River


Officer Claude H. Wyatt
(1896 Aug. 27, 1919)


Cause of death: Officer Wyatt died as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of West 3rd and South Figueroa streets


Officer Joseph James Romero Jr.
(June 11, 1884 Sept. 22, 1919)


Cause of death: Officer Romero died as the result of an automobile accident.

Location of sign: Northeast corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and North Spring Street



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