Officer Frank M. Epperson

Officer Frank M. Epperson

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, July 2, 1954

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Frank M. Epperson

Officer Frank Epperson was killed in a motorcycle crash while attempting to pass a truck in an attempt to stop two speeding vehicles on Highway 99 (modern day I-10) near Thousand Palms.

The truck began to make a left turn in front of the car causing a collision.

Officer Epperson was a Korean War veteran and had served with the California Highway Patrol for six years. He was survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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66 years ago this year you gave your life for the citizens of California. Your service will always be remembered and your dedication to your fellow CHPY’s is noted. Semper Fi and Rest In Peace. God bless our beloved Blue and Gold and God bless your family. .

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South LA.

July 2, 2020

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