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Officer Harold E. Horine | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Harold E. Horine

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Saturday, May 13, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 6686

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 26 weekends in jail

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Officer Harold Horine and Officer William Leiphardt were struck and killed by a drunk driver while investigating a previous accident. While they were standing on the shoulder the drunk driver, driving a tractor trailer, swerved off the road and struck the vehicle, pushing it into the two officers.

The driver was charged with drunk driving and manslaughter and was sentenced to 26 weekends in jail.

Officer Horine had been with the agency for 10 years

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Officer William F. Leiphardt, Jr.
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