Motorcycle Officer Marlyn F. Reed

Motorcycle Officer Marlyn F. Reed

South Gate Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 22, 1928

Marlyn F. Reed

Motorcycle Officer Marlyn Reed succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle.

Another car attempted to make a U-turn in front of him on the 9200 block of Long Beach Boulevard. Officer Reed's motorcycle struck the car, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. He was transported to Suburban Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 19, 1928

traffic stop

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Officer Reed,
Sir, it has taken over 88 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of South Gate.


United States Border Patrol

May 14, 2016

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