Officer Earle M. Ames

Officer Earle M. Ames

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, December 11, 1936

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Earle M. Ames

Officer Ames was killed when his police motorcycle struck a city bus at the East Bay approach to the Oakland Bay Bridge during heavy fog. He was on a special duty assignment in Oakland at the time of the accident.

Officer Ames had served with the California Highway Patrol for 2 years and had previously served as the chief of the Newman Police Department for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, 9-year-old daughter, and sister.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 626

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Semper Fi motorman.. You passed 9 years before I was born but I understand how much you loved our beloved Blue & Gold..God bless your family and May you always know we have you with us each and every day. I worked the SFOBB for several years and it was a tough beat to work. Thank you for watching over a of us for all these years

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

December 11, 2020

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