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

Sergeant

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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After all these years, I couldn't believe it when I saw Code's name during an internet search. I was only 11 yrs old when Code was shot & killed. His sister was a very close family friend of ours and still is to this day. All I can say is that he is missed by many and Code paid the ultimate price for protecting our community. Thank you Code for your service both as a Police Officer and and a USMC Soldier.

May God continue to bless you & keep you in His care.
Much Respect,

*** Athena ***

Athena Bravos Brackett
Family Friend
September 17, 2016

 

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