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Sergeant Code W. Beverly, Jr. | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California


Code W. Beverly, Jr.

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, January 28, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 1460

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Died in prison

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Sergeant Code Beverly was shot and killed as he and his partner walked to their assigned post.

As the officers approached the corner of 20th Street and Valencia Street, a suspect opened fire from a window with a rifle. Sergeant Beverly was killed and his partner was wounded.

The suspect then fled in a car which he crashed into 2 parked cars six blocks away. He then fled on foot, rifle in hand. The suspect was later arrested in his apartment without incident. He told the arresting officers that he had recently lost his job, and had received numerous traffic citations causing his license to be revoked. After drinking heavily all day, he lost control and when he saw the officers walking down the street, he just opened fire.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on August 2, 1972. He died in prison February 19, 2001.

Sergeant Beverly had served with the agency for 7 years and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Hi Dad, Miss you so much. It's been 45 years and I wish you were here. Please give Mom a big hug from me. Love you both so so much.

January 28, 2017


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