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 Arleigh McCree, Detective

Arleigh McCree

Saturday, February 8, 1986



McCree, Arleigh

Rank: Detective

Serial Number: 12241

Division: Scientific Investigation Division

Location: 6849 Vanscoy

Date Killed: Saturday, February 8, 1986

Cause of Death: Bomb Explosion

Bio: Officer Ball and Detective Arleigh McCree
were killed while attempting to defuse two booby-trapped pipe
bombs. The officers, both members of the Bomb Squad, were called to
a home that was being searched in connection with a shooting. The
officers conducting the search located the two pipe bombs in a
garage and called the Bomb Squad to the scene. While examining the
devices the officers determined they were booby trapped and moved
all of the other officers away from the scene.

As Detective McCree and Officer Ball attempted to defuse the bombs
they detonated, killing Detective McCree instantly and fatally
wounding Officer Ball, who succumbed to the wounds at a local
hospital several hours later.

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