Deputy Sheriff Ezra Stanley

Deputy Sheriff Ezra Stanley

Orange County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, November 19, 1940

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Ezra Stanley

Deputy Sheriff Ezra Stanley was burned to death in an automobile accident when his patrol car was struck from behind and burst into flames.

He was patrolling the Pacific Coast Highway between Sunset Beach and Huntington Beach at the time of the crash.

Another deputy riding with him at the time was injured and hospitalized, but recovered from his injuries.

The driver of the car that struck him was charged with negligent homicide and drunk driving.

Deputy Stanley had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Department for six years and had previously served as a constable in Fullerton Township for three years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with homicide

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I drive by your memorial often. It is a beautiful place and has not changed much in the 80 years.
It is full of birds and the lagoon is peaceful, I hope you are there watching over us.


June 5, 2020

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