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Auxiliary Officer Morley H. Cannon | Fruitland Police Department, Idaho Fruitland Police Department, Idaho

Auxiliary Officer

Morley H. Cannon

Fruitland Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch: Sunday, May 11, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Auxiliary Officer Morley Cannon was killed in a vehicle crash while involved in a pursuit of a speeding vehicle.

The vehicle he and the police chief was pursuing drove through a construction zone, creating a large dust cloud. The police chief's view was obscured, causing him to lose control of the patrol car. The patrol car struck a utility pole, causing Auxiliary Officer Cannon to suffer fatal injuries.

Auxiliary Officer Cannon had previously served with the United States Navy in World War II and was survived by his wife and three children. He is buried at Rosedale Memorial Gardens in Payette, Idaho.

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Officer Cannon,
On today, the 47th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fruitland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 11, 2017

 

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