Policeman Verne A. Brindley

Policeman Verne A. Brindley

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 10, 1930

Verne A. Brindley

Policeman Verne Brindley was shot and killed by a drunk driver while on a vice detail near the intersection of Adams Street and Central Avenue.

Policeman Brindley was in his patrol car with the suspect when he suddenly grabbed his service revolver, shot him, and a fellow officer in the knee. Another officer and his prisoner subdued the suspect.

The 29-year-old suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a indeterminate term in prison. On May 4th, 1931, he died in the San Quentin Prison hospital after he stabbed himself in the chest.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 10, 2018

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