Motorcycle Policeman
Byron Douglas Todd
Indianapolis Police Department
Friday, October 9, 1942

Age: 33
Served: 5 years, 3 months
Badge #: 717
Panel 43W, Line 7
Panel L23, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, October 9, 1942
10:20 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
2800 block of Brookside Avenue, Indianapolis
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Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Motorcycle Policeman Byron Todd was killed in a single-vehicle accident while in pursuit of a motorist who had failed to stop at an intersection.

   He lost control of his motorcycle when it struck an unused streetcar rail, causing him to skid 75 feet and being thrown to the pavement. He was taken to City Hospital where he died of a skull fracture a short time later.

   Motorcycle Policeman Todd was survived by his wife and 8-year-old son.


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