Police Officer Andrew W. Farthing

Police Officer Andrew W. Farthing

Montclair Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, June 18, 1961

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Andrew W. Farthing

Officer Farthing was beaten to death with his own nightstick by an 18 year old youth when he and three other officers went to the suspects home to break up a teen-age party neighbors were complaining about.

On November 2, 1961, the suspect was acquitted after a jury ruled that he was justified in beating the officer to death because he entered his home without a search warrant.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Officer's nightstick
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in peace Officer Farthing. The scales of justice sinking to newer lows. Just Terrible! Forever a hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 8, 2020

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