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 accident while on duty. He was descending a grade when he lost control and was thrown to the ground.

Officer Alvitre was a member of the Monterey County Traffic Squad, 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 wife and parents. 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


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My great grandpa Charles and his son Alvin (my grandpa) served their country in WWI and WWII respectively. Both men came home to serve in law enforcement. I never had the priveledge of meeting them but my heart swells with pride to carry their last name. True American hero’s. RIP

Justin Alvitre
Great grandpa

October 8, 2020

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