Police Officer Orlando E. Bridgeman

Police Officer Orlando E. Bridgeman

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, March 21, 1923

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Orlando E. Bridgeman

Police Officer Orlando Bridgeman was accidentally shot and killed when his revolver fell to the ground and discharged.

He was assisting an employee of the Long Beach National Bank crank start his car when the revolver fell and struck the curb. The round struck him in the chest, causing a fatal wound.

Officer Bridgeman was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Officer Bridgeman,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Long Beach. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 21, 2023

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