Policeman Glen E. Bond

Policeman Glen E. Bond

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 20, 1924

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Glen E. Bond

Policeman Glen Bond was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery on 7th Street and Hoover Street.

Policeman Bond and his partner were assigned to the "Crime Crusher" squad and were undercover at the Merchant's National Bank when the subjects entered the bank. The subjects drew their guns and silently ordered everyone against the wall. Patrolman Bond and his partner were in an office, unaware of the attempted holdup. They were shot without warning. Policeman Bonds' partner returned fire and struck one of the subjects.

Policeman Bond succumbed to his wounds three hours later. His partner was shot in the head but survived.

All four men fled without retrieving any money. The wounded subject was apprehended later that day when he sought treatment for his gunshot injury. Two others were arrested later that evening. The fourth subject surrendered three days later. One of the suspects was hung at Folsom State Prison on July 10, 1925, and the other three were hung at San Quentin on July 10, 1925, for their part in Policeman Bond's murder.

Policeman Bond was a United States Army WWI veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for less than one year. He was survived by his parents.

He is buried at the Macedonia Cemetery in Union Township, Cumberland County, Illinois.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1925


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Officer Bond,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 20, 2024

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