Lieutenant Roy John Reed

Lieutenant Roy John Reed

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 7, 1984

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Roy John Reed

Lieutenant Roy Reed was killed in an automobile crash while in pursuit of suspected dove poachers west of Bakersfield near the Kern River.

His patrol pickup went out of control when it hit a puddle and Lieutenant Reed was thrown from the vehicle.

Lieutenant Reed had served as a law enforcement officer with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for 28 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

poacher, vehicle pursuit

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Lt. Reed,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 7, 2024

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