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Police Officer Eugene Albert Doran | Hillsborough Police Department, California Hillsborough Police Department, California

Police Officer

Eugene Albert Doran

Hillsborough Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 5, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # 10

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1961

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Police Officer Eugene Doran was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a parolee on on Bunker Hill Road, near Skyline Boulevard, at approximately 4:00 am.

He had radioed dispatch to request that the license plates be checked against a list of stolen plates. As the dispatcher radioed back to inform him they had been stolen the man produced a .32 caliber revolver and shot Officer Doran six times, killing him.

The man was convicted of Officer Doran's murder and executed on April 26th, 1961.

Officer Doran was survived by his expectant wife and two children.

Several years after Officer Doran's murder a bridge on I-280 was built near the spot where he was killed and named in his honor. Officer Doran's son, Patrick, was killed in the Vietnam War in 1967, while a member of the United States Marine Corps. The bridge was later renamed for both of them for their service to the United States.

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I have a much better understanding now and when I cross that bridge heading either direction a salute to them all the way through to show my respect for their sacrifice. RIP to all who have given their lives to save ours.

May 4, 2017


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