Traffic Officer Charles Marion Alvitre

Traffic Officer Charles Marion Alvitre

Monterey County State Traffic Force, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1923

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Charles Marion Alvitre

State Traffic Officer Charles Alvitre was killed in a motorcycle crash on the San Juan Grade Road.

He descended the San Juan Grade Road when he lost control, rounding a turn. He was thrown to the ground, suffering a fractured skull.

Officer Alvitre was a Monterey County Traffic Squad member, which pre-dates the California Highway Patrol that was not established until August 1929.

Officer Alvitre was a United States Army veteran of WWI, serving as a private in the 103 Aero Squadron. He was survived by his expectant wife, two sons, and parents. His daughter was born three months after his death.

He is buried in the Old Calvary Cemetery in Salinas, California.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, motorcycle crash

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Officer Alvitre,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army Air Service in Europe fighting the Germans during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 26, 2023

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