Sheriff Howard V. Trafton

Sheriff Howard V. Trafton

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1925

Howard V. Trafton

Sheriff Trafton and Undersheriff Richard Rountree were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was interfering with highway construction crews. Sheriff Trafton was able to return fire during the shootout and killed the suspect.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 93rd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 5, 2018

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