Patrolman Beryl E. McLane

Patrolman Beryl E. McLane

North Dakota Highway Patrol, North Dakota

End of Watch Friday, July 30, 1954

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Beryl E. McLane

Patrolman Beryl McLane was killed in an automobile accident on State Highway 13 near LaMoure, North Dakota, while on patrol. His patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle driven by a drunk driver. The driver of the car was charged with manslaughter.

The 27-year-old driver was convicted of second degree manslaughter and sentenced to one to 3 years.

Patrolman McLane was a WWI veteran. He had served with the North Dakota Highway Patrol for 13 years and had previously served the Aberdeen Police Department for 9 years and with the Jamestown Police Department. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, two grandchildren, and two brothers.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 218

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 3 years

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Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 30, 2020

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