Officer Ralph D. Percival

Officer Ralph D. Percival

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 1974

Ralph D. Percival

Officer Percival was struck and killed by a drunk driver while on a traffic stop. He had completed writing the citation and was returning to his motorcycle when he was struck.

Officer Percival had been with the agency for 16 years and was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 2402

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Ralph Percival was my dad and everyday I think of him and the impact that his death caused my family. I can't express enough anymore to my children how much Alcohol and drugs can ruin Lives I hope someday they will understand and apply a clean healthy life and their children and so on. I love you my Father and carry you with me everyday till I see you again in heaven

Youngest Daughter Dianne Percival

February 12, 2018

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