Norman A. Kessler - ID NR

Norman A. Kessler

Line of Duty 05/17/1945

CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Collision

Thursday, May 17, 1945

Officer Norman A. Kessler was pursuing a traffic violator when his motorcycle developed a high-speed wobble after striking a rough spot in the highway pavement. Kessler lost control and skidded 200 feet before crashing. The 36-year-old patrol officer was killed almost instantly. Kessler had served in Tulare County since graduating from the CHP Academy in 1942.