Police Officer Andrew Scott Garton

Police Officer Andrew Scott Garton

Hawthorne Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 26, 2011

Andrew Scott Garton

Police Officer Andrew Garton was killed in a motorcycle accident while providing a funeral escort through Torrance, California.

Several agencies were involved with escorting the funeral of a Manhattan Beach police officer. Officer Garton's motorcycle collided with an El Segundo Police Department motor unit at the intersection of 227th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard. The collision threw Officer Garton into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The El Segundo police officer was also seriously injured. Both officers were transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where Officer Garton succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Garton had served with the Hawthorne Police Department for 7.5 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge 333

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 21, 2018

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