Corporal Tyler Matthew Pinchot

Corporal Tyler Matthew Pinchot

Buena Park Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 21, 2003

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Tyler Matthew Pinchot

Corporal Tyler Pinchot succumbed to injuries sustained three months earlier when his police motorcycle was struck from behind.

Corporal Pinchot was attempting to stop a traffic violator on Orangethorpe Avenue when another car struck his motorcycle. He was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center where he remained in critical condition until passing away.

Corporal Pinchot had served with the Buena Park Police Department for 23 years, and is survived by his wife, three stepchildren, parents, and five siblings.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 475

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, June 13, 2003

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Hello Tyler...Elliot sent me a message about today being the 25th anniversary of Martin Ganz being gunned down in Manhattan Beach. This reminder also left me thinking about you. What I remember most is your kindness. When we attended Crime Prevention training together you walked all over Old Sacramento with me. Then you came to Buena Park PD. As Explorer Advisors, you, Bobby Mote and I would play pinball after the meetings. Of course, that was when we were all young. I loved your laugh. Rest In Peace my friend. Your dedication to service and your sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Arleen Franks-Elseroad
Buena Park PD 1979-1984

December 27, 2018

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