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Officer John Clifford Marshall | Newport Beach Police Department, California Newport Beach Police Department, California


John Clifford Marshall

Newport Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, September 29, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 6

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 90 days

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Officer Marshall died shortly after his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver. He was on patrol shortly after midnight when the other car veered into his lane and struck him head-on. His injuries were initially believed to a severely fractured leg but he died later in the morning due to undetected internal injuries. The 19-year-old driver who struck him was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Officer Marshall had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his expectant wife, 10-year-old son, and 9-year-old daughter.

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Officer Marshall’s 10 year old son grew up to be well respected Police veteran “FTO” and Detective in Texas.

David Rogers
October 12, 2017


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