Officer Dean Edward Beattie

Officer Dean Edward Beattie

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 2003

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Dean Edward Beattie

Officer Dean Beattie was killed while attempting to pass a slow-moving truck on Route 163, near I-8, in San Diego County at 1255 hours.

Officer Beattie had been following the truck when he activated his emergency lights. He accelerated to approximately 60 mph and attempted to pass it on the right hand shoulder. His BMW patrol motorcycle struck the truck near the right-hand wheel well and he was thrown to the ground. Since Officer Beattie did not make radio contact prior to the accident, it was not known why he activated his emergency equipment.

He was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Beattie had served with the California Highway Patrol for 24 years, and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, six children, his parents, two brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 9490
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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After reading your daughter Amanda’s entry from 2014 brought tears to my eyes. Her saying she loves and misses her Daddy was so poignant that it says it all. I too have a beautiful daughter and I’m also a Marine. God bless you and God bless your family. You will forever be in our hearts and minds. Semper Fi Brother Marine and Motorman. Amanda, please know your father also loved and misses you greatly.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
CHP Motor Officer

November 21, 2018

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