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Policeman Verne A. Brindley | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California


Verne A. Brindley

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, May 10, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Policeman Verne Brindley was shot and killed by a drunk driver while on a vice detail near the intersection of Adams Street and Central Avenue.

Policeman Brindley was in his patrol car with the suspect when he suddenly grabbed his service revolver, shot him, and a fellow officer in the knee. Another officer and his prisoner subdued the suspect.

The 29-year-old suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a indeterminate term in prison. On May 4th, 1931, he died in the San Quentin Prison hospital after he stabbed himself in the chest.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 10, 2015


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