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Patrolman William L. MacLean | Long Beach Police Department, California Long Beach Police Department, California

Patrolman

William L. MacLean

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 12, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/12/1934

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman MacLean was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for writing bad checks. He chased the man into a hotel room on East 1st Street where the suspect shot him three times. The suspect then ran out into the street, stole an automobile from a woman, and escaped.

On April 14, 1935, the suspect was captured after a spectacular chase, during which he was shot, on the downtown streets of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was convicted of first degree murder on May 25, 1935, and sentenced to life.

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We will never forget brother.

Sergeant Timothy Long
Long Beach Police Department
December 20, 2013

 

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