Patrolman Douglas Eugene Cantrill

Patrolman Douglas Eugene Cantrill

Davis Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, September 7, 1959

Douglas Eugene Cantrill

Patrolman Cantrill was shot and killed when he stopped a man and woman who were acting suspicious in a residential area. There were not witnesses to the shooting.

Two suspects were apprehended but were never charged with his murder.

Patrolman Cantrill had only served with the Davis Police Department for 1 month, but had served in law enforcement for a total of 2 years. He was survived by his wife and infant child.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Cantrill. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

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