Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 106
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 11/16/1974
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Not available
Officer Leslie Prince struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue.
He and other officers had been called to the scene due to a power failure which had caused the lights to malfunction. A speeding truck being driven by a drunk driver entered the intersection against the direction of another officer. The truck struck Officer Prince, causing severe injuries which he succumbed to later that night.
Officer Prince had served with the Huntington Beach Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, infant child, and parents.
In 1979 a city park was named after Officer Prince.