Detective Sergeant Roy L. Shy

Detective Sergeant Roy L. Shy

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 1922

Roy L. Shy

Detective Sergeant Roy Shy was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a payroll robbery.

His vehicle collided with a laundry truck at the intersection of Washington Street and Los Angeles Street.

Sergeant Shy had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and two son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Detective Sergeant Shy, thank you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. The following is a little more background on this fallen hero:

Sergeant of Detectives Roy Shy died at 5 p.m. on April 8, 1922 during a traffic accident. Sergeant Shy was responding to a pay-roll robber at the Gilfillan Brothers Smelting and Refining Company. Shy was fatally injured when his police auto collided with a laundry truck at Washington and Los Angeles Streets. Shy was appointed on April 1, 1907, and had just celebrated his fifteenth year of service. Shy was an acting lieutenant at the time of his death and left behind his wife, Alice, and two sons, Carl and Hugh.

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