Sergeant Forest Underwood

Sergeant Forest Underwood

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 9, 1944

Forest Underwood

Sergeant Forest Underwood was shot and killed by a robbery suspect.

He was writing a parking citation when a taxi cab suddenly stopped next to him. The driver jumped out and yelled that there was a robber inside. Almost immediately the man in the back opened fire striking Sergeant Underwood. He returned fire but missed the suspect. As he lay dying he was able to write down the license plate and a description of the murderer on the bottom of the citation he had been writing.

The 17-year-old suspect was arrested two weeks later in San Francisco. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 9, 2018

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