1956 – Raymond A. Geiger – Officer – California Highway Patrol

Biographical Info:

Born:  March 16, 1928
Age: 28
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Traffic Collision (Motorcycle)
Date of Incident: August 10, 1956
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: Not available

State Traffic Officer Raymond A. Geiger had just left his home to report for the graveyard shift when his departmental motorcycle collided head-on with an automobile that was passing on a hill. Officer Geiger, 28, died instantly from the impact. The traffic collision happened so close to Geiger’s home that his wife, who heard the commotion, walked to the scene thinking her husband was handling the investigation. She was intercepted by another officer who was attempting to spare her the sight of the smashed motorcycle that belonged to her husband.

Officer Geiger was assigned to the CHP’s Riverside Area office.

Officer Geiger’s burial site is not known.

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