Officer Howard Garlinger

Officer Howard Garlinger

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 30, 1929

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Howard Garlinger

Officer Howard Garlinger was killed in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Niles and Haley Streets in East Bakersfield.

Officer Garlinger was traveling north on Haley Street when a driver traveling east on Niles turned in front of him. He struck the vehicle and was thrown into the pavement. Officer Garlinger was transported to the San Joaquin Hospital but succumbed to his injuries before arrival.

Officer Garlinger had served with the California Highway Patrol for four years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Officer Howard Garlinger is the first California Highway Patrol Officer to be killed in the line of duty.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 65

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, patrol

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93 years ago you gave your life while riding for the greatest law enforcement agency the world has ever known. Badge number 65 will always be honored and you will always be remembered. May God bless you and your family and Rest In Peace. You are missed and Semper Fi.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

October 30, 2022

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