Officer Leo Roy Darst

Officer Leo Roy Darst

Huntington Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 13, 1928

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Leo Roy Darst

Officer Leo Darst was killed in an automobile accident on Main Street, near Farquhar Park, while driving to a report of a traffic accident in rainy weather.

As the Officer Darst's partner applied the brakes the vehicle swerved across the street due to the wet roadway and struck an oncoming vehicle. Officer Darst was knocked unconscious and succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Darst had served with the Huntington Beach Police Department for less then one week. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, October 12, 1928

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Officer Darst in tribute to your brief service the Department has honored the fallen officers' who have sacrificed so much within our city. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Jeff Huss (Retired)
Huntington Beach (CA) PD

October 21, 2019

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