Patrolman
Lloyd L. Thompson
South Bend Police Department
Saturday, February 27, 1932

Age: 27
Served: 1 year, 10 months
Badge #:
Panel 34W, Line 22
Panel L20, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, February 26, 1932

Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
South Street and Lincoln Way East, South Bend
Incident County:
St. Joseph
Incident Township:
Portage
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Place:
Riverview Cemetery, South Bend

   Patrolman Lloyd Thompson died from injuries he suffered the previous day in a two-vehicle accident when his motorcycle collided with a truck.

   He was pursuing a speeding car northbound on Lincoln Way East from Sample Street. When he approached South Street, an eastbound truck struck his motorcycle in the intersection throwing him 80 feet.

   Patrolman Thompson was taken to Epworth Hospital where he died the following day.

   It was later determined the car that was being pursued was driven by a father rushing his 11-month-old son to the hospital.

   Patrolman Thompson was survived by his wife.


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