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New Hero Search Merrel L. Kissinger - Feb. 14, 1965 (18714)

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Resided: CA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 14, 1965
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 39 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: California Highway Patrol
601 N 7th St.  
Sacramento, CA   95831   USA
(800)835-5247
County: Sacramento
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 1134
On The Job: 14 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CA   USA   Sun. Feb. 14, 1965
Summary: Officer Merrel Kissinger was shot and killed by a prisoner he had just arrested for drunk driving near Oceanside. During the transport to the San Diego County Jail, the suspect opened fire through the patrol car's screen with a .25 caliber handgun that was concealed when he was searched by another officer. The suspect was apprehended after failing to break out of the patrol car when the car crashed.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on May 14, 1965.

Officer Kissinger had been with the California Highway Patrol for 14 years.

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