Police Officer John Courtney Bond

Police Officer John Courtney Bond

San Luis Obispo Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 2, 1952

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John Courtney Bond

Police Officer John Bond was accidentally shot and killed during a training exercise at the police department's headquarters.

He and two other officers were practicing their "quick draw" when one of the other officers' .38 caliber revolver discharged. The round struck Officer Bond in the upper back, killing him.

Officer Bond had served with the San Luis Obispo Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, sister, and brother.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered and honored. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 5, 2020

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