Officer Danny M. Cariker

Officer Danny M. Cariker

Richmond Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 3, 1970

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Danny M. Cariker

Officer Danny Cariker was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a request for backup from other officers at a man with a gun call. During the response, Officer Cariker's patrol car left the road and struck a utility pole.

Officer Cariker had served with the Richmond Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash, vehicle crash

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Funny I just found this site---I was there ---I was a police cadet (Vaughn Spunaugle) ---I often rode with Danny and the night I was in the car in front of his---the assistance call got cancelled so it was all for nothing---we went back and Danny was wrapped around the pole on the drivers side---we could not open the doors--he was leaning over in the seat---my recollection is there were no should harness belts back then----I remember he was moving a little but clearly unconscious ---I didn't learn until next morning that he had passed-----I will tell you this----Danny was a very nice man---a quality human being---you would have liked him

Vaughn Spunaugle Police Cadet
Richmond Police

April 6, 2023

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