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Corporal John Lawrence Pierce | Whittier Police Department, California Whittier Police Department, California

Corporal

John Lawrence Pierce

Whittier Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 18, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 9/19/1976

Weapon: Person

Offender: Acquitted

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Corporal John Pierce died as a result of injuries sustained nine months earlier while conducting an undercover narcotics investigation at Whittier College.

He was leaving a dormitory when two security guards, who had received a complaint about a man harassing students, accosted him in a case of mistaken identity. The security guards shoved him into a parked car which resulted in Officer Pierce suffering a broken neck.

Both security guards were charged with felony assault but were later acquitted.

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