Motorcycle Policeman Byron Douglas Todd

Motorcycle Policeman Byron Douglas Todd

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, October 9, 1942

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Byron Douglas Todd

Motorcycle Policeman Byron Todd was killed in a motorcycle accident in the 2800 block of Brookside Avenue while in pursuit of a motorist.

Policeman Todd lost control of his motorcycle when it struck an unused streetcar rail, causing him to skid 75 feet and being thrown to the pavement suffering a skull fracture. Policeman Todd died a short time later at a local hospital.

Policeman Todd had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and 8-year-old son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 717

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

motorcycle, pursuit

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Officer Todd,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens ofIndianapolis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2022

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