Policeman William H. Marple

Policeman William H. Marple

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 27, 1929

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William H. Marple

Policeman William Marple and Policeman John Schomaker were killed in an automobile accident at the intersection of Avenue 45 and York Boulevard.

The brakes on their patrol car failed, causing it to skid on wet pavement and overturn multiple times. Both officers were ejected from the vehicle and succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

Policeman Marple had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 18 months and had previously served with the Glendale Police Department.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Marple,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 27, 2019

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