Officer Dean Edward Beattie

Officer Dean Edward Beattie

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 2003

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Dean Edward Beattie

Officer Dean Beattie was killed while attempting to pass a slow-moving truck on Route 163, near I-8, in San Diego County at about 12:55 pm.

He had been following the truck when he activated his emergency lights. He accelerated to approximately 60 mph and attempted to pass it on the right-hand shoulder. His BMW patrol motorcycle struck the truck near the right-hand wheel well and he was thrown to the ground. Since Officer Beattie did not make radio contact prior to the accident, it was not known why he activated his emergency equipment.

He was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Beattie was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, six children, his parents, two brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 9490
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

emergency response

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Officer Dean Beattie, I never knew you but I have had the pleasure and honor to know your mom and dad. You are always in their hearts and are missed very much. You dad has shared with me many stories about you. He was very proud of you. Know that you were well loved. Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace, brother!

Paul Miller
Pastor, Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities TN
Tri-Cities Cops for Christ

May 7, 2021

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