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Policeman Hugh A. Crowley | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman

Hugh A. Crowley

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, January 11, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Executed in 1933

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Policeman Hugh Crowley was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at a theater in the Westwood District. One of two men was wounded by Officer Crowley's return fire. Both were arrested a few days later.

It was determined that the suspect that was shot by Officer Crowley was the one who killed him. He was convicted of first degree murder and hanged at San Quentin Prison on August 18, 1933. The other suspect was also sentenced to death but his sentence was later commutted to life.

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Rest in Peace, Policeman Crowley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 14, 2012

 

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