Deputy Sheriff Earl Mendenhall

Deputy Sheriff Earl Mendenhall

Ventura County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 15, 1961

Earl Mendenhall

Deputy Sheriff Earl Mendenhall was killed in an automobile accident when a mentally ill prisoner he was transporting grabbed the wheel of his cruiser and caused it to veer into oncoming traffic.

Deputy Mendenhall was a WWII veteran.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

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You are not forgotten. Your grandson just came across an original 1958 Ventura PD motorcycle that looks much the same as the one in your picture. Coincidence? He shared the picture with the owners. It brought tears to all after so many years.
It has taken my memories back to the 1950's.

Daniel Earl Mendenhall

September 13, 2015

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