Policeman Gilbert N. Reyes

Policeman Gilbert N. Reyes

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 4, 1959

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Gilbert N. Reyes

Policeman Gilbert Reyes was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a car during a chain reaction accident on Sepulveda Boulevard, just north of Sunset Boulevard.

A fully loaded gravel truck struck the car after its brakes failed. The car was pushed into Policeman Reyes and his motorcycle, throwing them 30-feet.

Policeman Reyes was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He had served with the LAPD for 11 years and was survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, and three siblings.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 5785
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Reyes,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during WW II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 4, 2019

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