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Motorcycle Officer Marlyn F. Reed | South Gate Police Department, California South Gate Police Department, California

Motorcycle Officer

Marlyn F. Reed

South Gate Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, April 22, 1928

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 4/19/1928

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Motorcycle Officer Marlyn Reed succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle.

Another car attempted to make a U-turn in front of him on the 9200 block of Long Beach Boulevard. Officer Reed's motorcycle struck the car, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. He was transported to Suburban Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Officer Reed,
Sir, it has taken over 88 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of South Gate.


United States Border Patrol
May 14, 2016


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