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LAPD Street Signs 1950s


Officer Glenn Howard Clark
(Oct. 11, 1921 July 8, 1950)


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

Location of sign: East side of Alameda Street, beneath the Pacific Coast Highway overpass


Officer James Burke Vose
(Dec. 19, 1922 Oct. 21, 1950)


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

Location of sign: Northwest corner of Ventura Boulevard and Encino Avenue


Officer Thomas John Kennedy
(June 25, 1917 April 5, 1951)


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

Location of sign: Northeast corner of West Temple and North Hoover streets, in front of 3435 West Temple St.


Officer Chester Merle Gildehaus
(June 25, 1917 April 5, 1951)


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

Location of sign: South side of Ventura Boulevard, east of De Soto/Serrania avenues


Officer James Douglas Kennard
(Nov. 16, 1912 March 3, 1952)


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

Location of sign: Southwest corner of Western Avenue and West 106th Street


Officer Lloyd Fred Hassler
(April 8, 1920 Aug. 24, 1952)


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

Location of sign: Northwest corner of Woodman Avenue and Victory Boulevard


Officer John Edward Dunphy
(Dec. 4, 1922 June 22, 1954)


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

Location of sign: North side of the Pacific Coast Highway, east of O Street, on the bridge over the Dominguez Channel


Officer Harry Maurice Miller Jr.
(Dec. 12, 1919 Sept. 7, 1956)


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

Location of sign: Southwest corner of Western Avenue and West 80th Street


Officer Michael Joseph McAndrews
(Dec. 18, 1918 Jan. 13, 1957)


Cause of death: Officer McAndrews suffered a fatal heart attack while chasing two suspects.

Location of sign: Los Angeles Police Academy


Officer Robert Rutherford Christensen
(Aug. 24, 1919 Oct. 14, 1957)


Cause of death: Officer Christensen was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspected sex offender.

Location of sign: Northwest corner of 7th and Valencia streets


Officer Joseph William Bennett
(Jan. 9, 1923 July 26, 1958)


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

Location of sign: South side of West 3rd Street, between South Kenmore Avenue and South Catalina Street


Sgt. Gene Tilford Nash
(Oct. 14, 1926 Oct. 20, 1958)


Cause of death: Sgt. Nash was shot and killed by two robbery suspects.

Location of sign: Northeast corner of Budlong Avenue and West 27th Street


Officer Jose Luis Castellanos
(Jan. 22, 1923 March 5, 1959)


Cause of death: Officer Castellanos was shot and killed by a murder suspect.

Location of sign: Los Angeles Police Academy


Officer Charles Emerson Bogardus
(May 13, 1918 April 6, 1959)


Cause of death: Officer Bogardus was shot and killed by a robbery suspect.

Location of sign: Northwest corner of Washington Boulevard and New England Street


Officer Robert John Sweet
(Dec. 14, 1930 Dec. 26, 1959)


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

Location of sign: Southeast corner of Wilmington Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway



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