Police Officer Ernest Ralph Dark

Police Officer Ernest Ralph Dark

Upland Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, September 17, 1940

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Ernest Ralph Dark

Police Officer Ernest Dark succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was involved in an automobile crash while pursuing a traffic violator.

He entered a neighboring city when his cruiser collided with a vehicle attempting to make a left turn in front of him.

Officer Dark had served with the Upland Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Friday, September 13, 1940
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Officer Dark.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 19, 2022

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