Chief of Police Henry Palen Tracy

Chief of Police Henry Palen Tracy

Pomona Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 3, 1915

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Henry Palen Tracy

Chief of Police Henry Tracy was struck and killed by a vehicle on Second Street, near Park Avenue, while talking with another officer who had just picked up a police motorcycle from a dealer.

He was preparing to get onto the motorcycle with the other officer they were struck by a truck. He had just returned to service after recovering from a bullet wound received while chasing a suspect.

Chief Tracy had only served in law enforcement for four years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and son.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Tracy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 19, 2020

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