Officer Clinton George Benjamin

Officer Clinton George Benjamin

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, August 10, 1942

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Clinton George Benjamin

Officer Clinton Benjamin was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a speeding motorist at East Shore Highway and Huntington Avenue at 1:20 pm.

Officer Benjamin was traveling northbound, chasing a speeding vehicle, when a southbound car turned left onto Huntington Avenue. As he swerved to avoid crashing into the car, he hit the curb. He hurled over the handlebars and broke a rib which punctured his lung. Officer Benjamin was transported to Richmond Hospital but succumbed to his wounds 20 minutes later.

Officer Benjamin was survived by his wife, son, and parents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Benjamin,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 10, 2022

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