Motorcycle Officer Harold B. Broadwell

Motorcycle Officer Harold B. Broadwell

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, November 9, 1919

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Harold B. Broadwell

Motorcycle Officer Harold Broadwell was killed in a motorcycle crash while pursuing a vehicle on the El Monte Road in front of the Five Mile House (near the modern-day junction of Valley Boulevard and the Long Beach Freeway).

He was pursuing a speeding vehicle when it suddenly braked. He took evasive action by turning his motorcycle into the opposite lane. The motorcycle collided with a car traveling in the other direction and he was thrown approximately 70 feet. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries a few hours later.

Officer Broadwell was survived by his wife and two children.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Broadwell,
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 Los Angeles County.


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2019

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