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 Phillip S. Riley, Policeman

Phillip S. Riley

Monday, October 25, 1971



Riley, Phillip S.

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 14745

Division: Venice

Location: Pacific Ave and Via Marina

Date Killed: Monday, October 25, 1971

Cause of Death: Shot by a Grand Theft Auto
Suspect

Bio: Officer Phillip Riley was shot and killed by
a man who grabbed his service revolver following a high speed chase
in Venice. He was shot twice in the chest after cornering the
suspect on the rocks of the Marina del Rey breakwater. The suspect
was arrested after a second high speed pursuit and a shootout in
which he was wounded.

The suspect was an inmate out on a 72 hour pass to look for a job
from the Institution of Men at Chino. He was convicted of murder
and sentenced to 15 years to life on May 3, 1973.

Officer Riley was survived by his wife.

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