Patrolman Marlin L. Evans

Patrolman Marlin L. Evans

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 1949

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Marlin L. Evans

Patrolman Evans was shot and killed while he and his partner questioned a burglary suspect near Willow Street and Pine Avenue. He was pronounced dead upon arrival to Seaside Hospital. The suspect, 26, an ex-convict paroled from San Quentin three months earlier, was apprehended five hours later. Ironically Patrolman Evans had a brush with death two nights earlier during a high speed chase. When the fleeing car hit another car he was forced to swing sharply into a concrete wall demolishing his cruiser.

The suspect had spent all of his adult life in prison, having served 9 years for armed robbery and burglary. On November 17, 1949, he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled in 1973.

Patrolman Evans was survived by his wife and two children, 6 and 2.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1973

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Rest in peace Patrolman Evans.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2021

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