Policeman John Edward Dunphy

Policeman John Edward Dunphy

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 22, 1954

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John Edward Dunphy

Policeman John Dunphy succumbed to injuries he received in a motorcycle crash on Del Amo Boulevard shortly before midnight.

He was transported to the Georgia Street Receiving Hospital where he passed away the next day.

Policeman Dunphy was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII and the Korean War and served with the Los Angeles Police Department for more than seven years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years, 3 months
  • Badge 4350
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, June 21, 1954

motor officer, motorcycle crash, patrol, routine driving

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Officer Dunphy,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during World War II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 22, 2024

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