Police Officer Elmer E. Norgren

Police Officer Elmer E. Norgren

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1943

Elmer E. Norgren

Officer Elmer Norgren was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver while issuing a traffic citation. The suspect was apprehended and charged with negligent homicide.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 12, 1943
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with negligent homicide

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My Dad was actually the one getting the ticket from Officer Norgren. Officer Norgren was on a motorcycle and pulled my Dad over and he put his foot up on the rear bumper of my Dad's car to write the ticket and the drunk driver plowed into both of them. Officer Norgren died and my Dad ended up in the hospital and later testified in court against the drunk driver. The most dangerous speed on a highway is 0 mph...

Tony Cipponeri
CA Dept. of Transportation

October 15, 2018

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