Samuel G. Cope
Line of Duty 01/16/1940
CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Collision
Tuesday, January 16, 1940
Officer Samuel G. Cope was patrolling near the city limits of West Covina when an automobile swung into his line of traffic and crashed head-on into Cope’s motorcycle. Initially his injuries were believed to be non-threatening, but complications developed and he died. Cope was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department before joining the CHP in 1935.