Hugh A. Crowley
Monday, January 11, 1932
Crowley, Hugh A.
Division: Office of the Chief of Police
Location: 945 Broxton Fox Westcoast Theater @
Date Killed: Monday, January 11, 1932
Cause of Death: Shot by a Burglary Suspect
Bio: Officer Crowley was shot and killed when he
interrupted a robbery at a theater in the Westwood District. One of
two men was wounded by Officer Crowley's return fire. Both were
arrested a few days later.
It was determined that the suspect that was shot by Officer Crowley
was the one who killed him. He was convicted of first degree murder
and hanged at San Quentin Prison on August 18, 1933. The other
suspect was also sentenced to death but his sentence was later
commuted to life.