Officer Ralph D. Percival

Officer Ralph D. Percival

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 1974

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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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Rest in peace Officer Percival.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 19, 2019

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