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LAPD Street Signs 1910s


Officer James Francis Crehan
(June 1, 1881 March 31, 1914)


Cause of death: Officer Crehan was struck and killed by a streetcar.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of Long Beach Avenue and East 22nd Street


Officer Walter Ray Kreps
(Aug. 29, 1887 March 28, 1916)


Cause of death: Officer Kreps died as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of San Fernando Road and Humboldt Street


Officer James A. Ellsworth
(1887 Sept. 4, 1917)


Cause of death: Officer Ellsworth died as the result of an automobile accident.

Location of sign: South side of West 6th Street, at Occidental Boulevard


Lt. Charles E. Johnson
(Jan. 6, 1877 Nov. 13, 1917)


Cause of death: Lt. Johnson died after suffering a severe skull fracture when he fell and hit his head at the Central Police Station.

Location of sign: Southeast corner of Hill and West 1st streets


Officer Claude H. Wyatt
(1896 Aug. 27, 1919)


Cause of death: Officer Wyatt died as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Location of sign: Southwest corner of West 3rd and South Figueroa streets


Officer Joseph James Romero Jr.
(June 11, 1884 Sept. 22, 1919)


Cause of death: Officer Romero died as the result of an automobile accident.

Location of sign: Northeast corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and North Spring Street



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