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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Deputy Stanley you will be forever remembered for your sacrifice to Orange County and the city of Huntington Beach as the Department honored fallen officers' who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice within our city. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

FULL Dedication Ceremony --

Officer Jeff Huss (Retired)
Huntington Beach (CA) PD

October 21, 2019

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