Policeman Charles F. Hallenbeck

Policeman Charles F. Hallenbeck

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 1962

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Charles F. Hallenbeck

Policeman Charles Hallenbeck was killed when the cruiser he was riding in was forced off the road and into a power pole in the 1400 block of 109th Street.

He and his partner were pursuing three men who held up a liquor store when the 19-year-old driver rammed into the side of the cruiser. Policeman Hallenbeck's partner suffered a concussion.

A month later, a single fingerprint found in a stolen car led to the arrest of the three suspects. The driver was convicted of manslaughter.

Policeman Hallenbeck served with the Los Angeles Police Department for less than a year and a half. He was survived by his wife and three children, ages 3, 4, and 5.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 5 months
  • Badge 10733

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

vehicle pursuit

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Officer Hallenbeck,
On today, the 61st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 26, 2023

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