Corporal John Lawrence Pierce

Corporal John Lawrence Pierce

Whittier Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 18, 1977

John Lawrence Pierce

Corporal John Pierce died as a result of injuries sustained nine months earlier while conducting an undercover narcotics investigation at Whittier College.

He was leaving a dormitory when two security guards, who had received a complaint about a man harassing students, accosted him in a case of mistaken identity. The security guards shoved him into a parked car which resulted in Officer Pierce suffering a broken neck.

Both security guards were charged with felony assault but were later acquitted.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 19, 1976
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Acquitted

narcotics, undercover

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