Police Officer Richard Timothy Giles

Police Officer Richard Timothy Giles

Manhattan Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 14, 1962

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Richard Timothy Giles

Police Officer Richard Giles was struck and killed while in pursuit of a speeding car on Sepulveda Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.

Officer Giles was traveling northbound when a car at Sixth Street attempted to turn left in front of him, striking his motorcycle. He was transported to South Bay Community Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Giles had served with the Manhattan Beach Police Department for over three years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

motor officer, motorcycle crash

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Officer Giles,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Manhattan Beach. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 14, 2022

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