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Sergeant Forest Underwood | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

Sergeant

Forest Underwood

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Thursday, March 9, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Forest Underwood was shot and killed by a robbery suspect.

He was writing a parking citation when a taxi cab suddenly stopped next to him. The driver jumped out and yelled that there was a robber inside. Almost immediately the man in the back opened fire striking Sergeant Underwood. He returned fire but missed the suspect. As he lay dying he was able to write down the license plate and a description of the murderer on the bottom of the citation he had been writing.

The 17-year-old suspect was arrested two weeks later in San Francisco. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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To my Grandfather,

You now have a great great granddaughter and a great great grandson.

Love you.

Sue
Granddaughter
April 25, 2017

 

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