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Police Officer Wayne Richard Presley | Downey Police Department, California Downey Police Department, California

Police Officer

Wayne Richard Presley

Downey Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, April 10, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 5

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Wayne Presley was struck and killed by a drunk driver at the scene of a disabled truck.

Officer Presley and his partner had just gotten back on their motorcycles when the drunk driver hit them at a high rate of speed. Officer Presley was thrown into the truck and his partner was knocked onto the curb. His partner received major injuries but miraculously survived.

Officer Presley was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served in law enforcement for nine years.

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Thinking of you today Wayne. Miss you.

Carolyn Arzac

Thinking of Officers, Wayne Presley-1981 and Rick Galvez-2015, both fine officers from Downey PD.

God Bless You Both
Carolyn Arzac
January 25, 2016


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