Motorcycle Officer Louis Allinson

Motorcycle Officer Louis Allinson

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, March 28, 1915

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Louis Allinson

Motorcycle Officer Louis Allinson was killed in a motorcycle crash while pursuing a speeding vehicle on Wilshire Boulevard near the Sawtelle Veterans Home.

He and other officers were conducting speed enforcement on the new section of road adjacent to the veterans home when he began pursuing a speeding motorist. His front wheel struck a rock in the roadway, causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle. A citizen transported him to St. Catherine's Hospital where he died of his injuries the following day.

Officer Allinson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Spanish-American War and had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for three years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 27, 1915

traffic stop

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You helped pave the way for current Deputy Sheriffs and recruits like myself to be able to follow in your footsteps. You will not be forgotten. Class 429 will honor your memory and do right by you Sir.

LASD Class 429 , Anthony Libutti
LASD Recruit

May 13, 2018

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