Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Michael Wayne Parker

  • Rank: Policeman
  • Serial Number: 13031
  • Division: Rampart
  • Location: Sunset Blvd and Alvarado St.
  • Date Killed: Tuesday, August 18, 1970
  • Cause of Death: Traffic Accident


Policeman Michael Parker was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and North Alvarado Street while pursuing a motorcycle that was believed to have been stolen.

The motorcycle collided with Policeman Parker’s patrol car, causing it to leave the roadway and strike a utility pole. Policeman Parker was ejected from the patrol car and suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the motorcycle suffered critical injuries and was subsequently charged with manslaughter.

Policeman Parker had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, Mary,  11-month-old daughter, Tresa, mother, and two sisters.