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


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

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1955

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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 30-year-old 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. He was paroled on October 10, 1955.

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We will never forget brother.

Sergeant Timothy Long
Long Beach Police Department
December 20, 2013


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