Patrolman Edgar Claude Smith

Patrolman Edgar Claude Smith

Salinas Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 1, 1945

Edgar Claude Smith

Patrolman Smith was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty.

Patrolman Smith had gone to work and found his radio wasn't working, so he went to a motorcycle shop to get it fixed. The shop was closed that day because it was Easter. On his way to another store, Patrolman Smith was struck by a car and thrown from his motorcycle.

Patrolman Smith had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, two children, four brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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