Officer Martin J. Tripptree

Officer Martin J. Tripptree

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 15, 1965

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Martin J. Tripptree

Officer Martin Tripptree succumbed to head injuries received over one year earlier when his police motorcycle was struck by an automobile. He had undergone several surgeries for the head injuries before succumbing to the injuries.

Officer Tripptree had been with the agency for nine years.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 2070

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 22, 1964

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Still thinking of you and your family. 56 years ago you left us. It seems like yesterday. Thank you for all your dedicated service and helping me to decide to join the greatest agency in the world. Your love of being a motorman was so obvious and I just want to say again how much knowing you influenced me to travel on the same highway. Semper Fi Motorman..

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

December 14, 2020

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