Lieutenant George C. Howard

Lieutenant George C. Howard

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, May 22, 1938

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George C. Howard

Lieutenant George Howard was shot and killed by a mentally disturbed subject whom he had ejected from a streetcar after the man threatened the driver and passengers. As both Lieutenant Howard and the subject stepped off of the streetcar the man pulled out a Luger pistol and shot him in the back of the head.

The suspect was a 66-year-old private detective who said he could not remember what he did. He was found to be insane and committed at the Camarillo State Mental Hospital where he died in 1946.

Lieutenant Howard was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Luger
  • Offender Died in mental institution

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Rest in peace Lt. Howard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2021

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