Officer Alvin Foss

Officer Alvin Foss

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 26, 1950

Add to My Heroes

Alvin Foss

Officer Alvin Foss was accidentally shot and killed when his weapon fell from its holster and discharged. When the revolver struck the concrete floor the firing pin was pressed firmly enough that it caused the round to discharge.

Officer Foss had served with the California Highway Patrol for one year.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

Rest in peace Officer Foss. You died honorably thirty years to the day before my father Owen C. Davis, a veteran New York City Policeman. Accidents can be prevented and it's always so tragic when you hear of one.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 22, 2018

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.