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Officer Byron William Riley | Hollywood Police Department, Florida Hollywood Police Department, Florida

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Byron William Riley

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, August 30, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 002

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Never apprehended

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Officer Byron Riley and Officer Phillip Yourman were killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a purse snatcher.

The two officers were in an unmarked unit when they observed the crime. As they chased the suspect vehicle into a residential area the patrol car went out of control and struck a palm tree, killing both officers. The suspect they were chasing was never apprehended.

Officer Riley was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Hollywood Police Department for three years. He was survived by his expectant wife.

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Officer Phillip Carl Yourman
Hollywood Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, August 30, 1973
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

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You are still remembered by your wife and son after 40 years on 8-30-13. The department and all your friends still remember and have been there for us both. We miss you and love you always.

Teresa Riley Shepherd
widow
August 28, 2013

 

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