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 Herbert Klade, Policeman

Herbert Klade

Monday, February 8, 1926



Klade, Herbert

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: Unknown

Division: San Pedro

Location: 1137 Palos Verdes Ave.

Date Killed: Monday, February 8, 1926

Cause of Death: Shot by a Mentally Disturbed
Suspect

Bio: A woman called the Police stating that a
neighbor man had been stalking her for several months and was
currently hiding in her back yard. Ofcr Klade responded and made
contact with the suspect. The suspect suddenly stabbed Ofcr Klade
in the face and neck and attempted to flee the location. Ofcr Klade
though seriously wounded drew and fired his Colt .45 cal revolver
at the suspect. Unfortunately the revolver miss fired further
wounding Ofcr Klade. Seeing the Officers gun fail, the suspect
returns and begins to stab Officer in the chest, neck and face. As
Ofcr Klade lay severely injured the suspect clears the miss fired
pistol and shoots Ofcr Klade in the head, killing him. Several
Officers from the San Pedro station responded to citizens calls for
help and together tracked the suspect to a near by residence. Once
surrounded the suspect was urged to surrender, this request for
surrender was answered with a hail of gunfire from the suspect. The
gun battle raged for over an hour before the suspect was struck and
killed by police gunfire.

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