Special Police Officer Frederick Chicago Porter

Special Police Officer Frederick Chicago Porter

Santa Monica Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, March 10, 1933

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Frederick Chicago Porter

Special Police Officer Frederick Porter and Sergeant Rolland Morton were killed in an aircraft accident while en route to Long Beach to offer assistance to victims of a recent earthquake.

The chief of police had also requested that they check on Santa Monica residents who were working at a Long Beach dredging company. The Buhl CA-5 Airsedan crashed near Baldwin Hills after encountering an area of dense smoke and fog.

Officer Ted Davis of the California Highway Patrol was also killed as a result of the earthquake when his motorcycle struck a bridge as he assisted with rescue efforts.

He was survived by his wife and two children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

plane crash, weather

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 10, 2021

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