Officer Lyle Wayne Larrabee
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Traffic Collision (Vehicle Pursuit)
Date of Incident: January 1, 1962
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: N/A
Officer Larrabee was killed in a traffic collision which occurred during a pursuit of a vehicle. A third vehicle pulled out in front of him during the pursuit. He swerved to avoid a collision and struck a utility pole. He was ejected from the police cruiser which then landed on top of him. Officer Larrabee was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and had been with the Palm Springs Police Department for exactly one year. He is survived by his wife and mother.
Officer Larrabee’s burial location is not known.