Policeman Joseph English Daniels

Policeman Joseph English Daniels

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, September 24, 1941

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Joseph English Daniels

Policeman Joseph Daniels was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of 52nd Street and Main Street.

As he showed the driver of the vehicle the defective lights another car struck them both. Policeman Daniels was thrown 15 feet and suffered fatal injuries as a result.

The driver who struck them was charged criminally as a result of the crash.

Policeman Daniels was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

traffic stop

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Officer Daniels was my mother's uncle, and she had very fond memories of him. According to my mother, Officer Daniels was killed when he was directing traffic on foot, and a vehicle committed a traffic violation in front of him. As he was writing a citation, the vehicle was hit or side-swiped by another car, fatally injuring Officer Daniels. According to my mom, he survived earlier in his career getting shot in the hand by an armed robber. He was a Nebraska native that enjoyed being with the LAPD!

SBPA Steve Houston (ret)
US Border Patrol

December 20, 2020

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