Officer Marion Paul Mengedoth

Officer Marion Paul Mengedoth

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, February 7, 1941

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Marion Paul Mengedoth

Officer Paul Mengedoth was killed in a crash when his police motorcycle was struck head-on by another vehicle inside the Yerba Buena Tunnel portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

The other vehicle crossed the center divider and struck him as he escorted a convoy of automobiles across the bridge.

Officer Mengedoth had only served with the California Highway Patrol for six months.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 880

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Cousin Paul,
I never met you, but I followed in your footsteps. I heard stories about you and I know your mother missed you terribly. I have your academy graduation photo and I will make sure it is passed down from generation to generation. You will not be forgotten.

Officer Mark Starr
Hayward Police

September 30, 2018

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