Officer Byron William Riley

Officer Byron William Riley

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1973

Byron William Riley

Officer Byron Riley and Officer Phillip Yourman were killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a purse snatcher.

The two officers were in an unmarked unit when they observed the crime. As they chased the suspect vehicle into a residential area the patrol car went out of control and struck a palm tree, killing both officers. The suspect they were chasing was never apprehended.

Officer Riley was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Hollywood Police Department for three years. He was survived by his expectant wife.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 002
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

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You are still remembered by your wife and son after 40 years on 8-30-13. The department and all your friends still remember and have been there for us both. We miss you and love you always.

Teresa Riley Shepherd
widow

August 28, 2013

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