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    Special Officer Frederick C. Porter


    In Service: 1931-1933

    Special Officer Frederick "Chicago" Porter and Sergeant Rolland Morton were killed in an aircraft accident while en route to Long Beach to offer assistance to victims of a recent earthquake. They were accompanied by Airport Manager Charles V. Towns.  The Chief of Police had requested they check on Santa Monica residents who were working at a Long Beach dredging company.  When they reached the Baldwin Hills area, the landing gear of the low-flying airplane struck a small knoll, causing it to break up and burn.  All three men were killed.

    Reserve Officer Frederick Chicago Porter, who resided in Santa Monica, was survived by his wife and two sons. He was a native of Chicago, Illinois.


    Age: 36 

      End of Watch: March 10, 1933
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