William F. Malin
Line of Duty 07/04/1940
CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Collision
Thursday, July 4, 1940
Officer William F. Malin was returning to his beat – a two-lane highway near Los Angeles – after serving on a CHP motorcycle escort team during a parade celebrating Independence Day, 1940. A speeding motorist cutting through traffic crushed Malin against a walled section of the highway. He had been a member of the Patrol for six years.