Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 9/19/1976
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.