Detective Terry Lee Fincher

Detective Terry Lee Fincher

Brea Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 22, 1996

Add to My Heroes

Terry Lee Fincher

Detective Terry Fincher was struck and killed by a train while searching for evidence in an assault case. Detective Fincher had his back to the oncoming train and it is believed that he did not hear the train or the yells from another officer. As he stepped off of the track he was sucked back into the train's path. The impact knocked him down an embankment, where he was found dead moments later.

The train was travelling at an estimated 50 mph.

Detective Fincher had received numerous awards during his 16-year career, including the Medal of Honor and Police Officer of the Year.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

Most Recent Reflection

View all 24 Reflections

I still remember talking you popping your head over the cubicle and talking with me the night before the incident. You were always upbeat. Solid. Miss you. Thought it'd be good to have you in my list of heroes.

Desiree Ivey
Retired 2002- Brea PD
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Matt. 5:9

July 16, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.