Orville C Trinkle Jr.

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 29, 1960

Biographical Info

Age: 29

Tour of Duty: 8 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident

Date of Incident: March 29, 1960

Incident Location: Lydia Street and Eastern Parkway

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

Orville C Trinkle Jr


Patrolman Trinkle was killed in a motorcycle accident while he and his partner attempted to catch up to two cars they observed drag racing on Eastern Parkway. As they approached Lydia Street, another vehicle turned in front of them, causing both officers to strike her car. The driver stated she saw the emergency lights, but thought she had time to pull out.

Patrolman Trinkle was a Korean War veteran and had served with the department for eight (8) years. He is survived by his parents, wife, and child.

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