Policeman James Burke Vose

Policeman James Burke Vose

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 21, 1950

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James Burke Vose

Policeman Vose was killed when his motorcycle crashed while trying to avoid another vehicle. He was chasing another vehicle when the crash occurred near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Encino Avenue. He was taken to Georgia Street Receiving Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries three hours after the accident.

Policeman Vose was a U.S Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for three years. Policeman Vose served with the 32nd Infantry Division in New Guinea and the Philippines where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 5043
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit

vehicle pursuit

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Semper Fi motorman and especially to your daughter who never was able to hug and have you by her side. May God bless you and your entire family for your service. God Bless all members of the LAPD family as my son was a proud member of your great department for several years and I worked along side LAPD in the late 60’s and early 70’s working in the Central office of the CHP.

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

October 21, 2020

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