Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 2 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Struck by streetcar
Patrolman Robert Halstead was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a Pacific Electric streetcar at the Atlantic Avenue crossing between 25th Way and Sunrise Boulevard.
He was attempting to overtake an ambulance to provide it an escort when the crash occurred. Patrolman Halstead was thrown approximately 75 feet as a result of the collision.
Patrolman Halstead had served with the Long Beach Police Department for just over two years. He was survived by his wife.