Chief Deputy Sheriff Frank DeWar

Chief Deputy Sheriff Frank DeWar

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 29, 1932

Frank DeWar

Chief Deputy Sheriff Frank DeWar was killed in an airplane accident while returning from Bakersfield after investigating a lead in a kidnapping case.

The pilot of the Century-Pacific Airlines plane attempted to fly low under the clouds of a storm but was forced to turn back. The plane struck a ridge in Johnson Canyon on the Tejon Ranch, near Lebec, Kern County. The pilot and all seven passengers were killed. Despite a massive air search involving over 100 planes, the wreckage was not located until one week later when a rancher driving along the Ridge Route Highway spotted it.

Chief Deputy DeWar was a WWI veteran and was in charge of the Special Anti-Gangster Duty.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Ypu are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 29, 2018

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