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Deputy Sheriff Earl Mendenhall | Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff

Earl Mendenhall

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Saturday, July 15, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Earl Mendenhall was killed in an automobile accident when a mentally ill prisoner he was transporting grabbed the wheel of his cruiser and caused it to veer into oncoming traffic.

Deputy Mendenhall was a WWII veteran.

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Dad,
You are not forgotten. Your grandson just came across an original 1958 Ventura PD motorcycle that looks much the same as the one in your picture. Coincidence? He shared the picture with the owners. It brought tears to all after so many years.
It has taken my memories back to the 1950's.

Daniel Earl Mendenhall
Son
September 13, 2015

 

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