Patrolman Paul F. Lane

Patrolman Paul F. Lane

Redding Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 1943

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Paul F. Lane

Patrolman Paul Lane was accidentally shot by a fellow officer who was attempting to re-holster his weapon inside the police station.

Patrolman Lane was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition for three days before succumbing to his wound.

Patrolman Lane had served with the Redding Police Department for six months. He was survived by his wife and 9-year-old son.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Monday, January 4, 1943

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Patrolman Lane,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Redding. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 7, 2023

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