Police Officer Garth Langemeade Ward

Police Officer Garth Langemeade Ward

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 30, 1974

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Garth Langemeade Ward

Police Officer Garth Ward succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on June 27th, 1964.

He and his partner were transporting a prisoner to jail when their patrol car was struck by a car that ran a red light at the intersection of Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard.

Officer Ward suffered several head injuries as a result of the crash and remained in a coma until passing away on July 30th, 1974.

Officer Ward was survived by his wife, daughter, two grandchildren, and nine siblings.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 27, 1964


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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers.Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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