Officer Phillip Carl Yourman

Officer Phillip Carl Yourman

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1973

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Phillip Carl Yourman

Officer Phillip Yourman and Officer Byron Riley were killed in an automobile crash 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 as they made a U-turn on Hollywood Boulevard at 57th Avenue. Both officers suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The suspect they were chasing was never apprehended.

Officer Yourman had served with the Hollywood Police Department for three years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 0030

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

larceny, vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace and Olav hashalom Officer Yourman. Never forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 30, 2022

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