Officer Earl W. Perkins

Officer Earl W. Perkins

Oregon State Traffic Division, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, November 27, 1922

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Earl W. Perkins

Officer Earl Perkins succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle accident on the Pudding River Bridge in Marion County, Oregon. He was attempting to pass a garbage truck when the sidecar on his motorcycle struck the hub of the truck, causing him to be thrown underneath the truck.

Officer Perkins had served with the Oregon State Traffic Division for nine months and had previously served with the Tillamook Police Department. He was survived by his wife, father, and brother.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, November 20, 1922


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Officer Perkins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oregon.


United States Border Patrol

November 27, 2022

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