Ward E. Washington - ID 6989

Ward E. Washington

Line of Duty

CHP Officer Killed by Out-of-Control Truck

Monday, July 10, 1978

Officer Ward E. Washington was killed when a truck blew a tire and the driver lost control, hurtling the truck off the Pomona Freeway and striking Officer Washington as he was having lunch at an outdoor restaurant. Ironically, Washington, 39, had been assigned to reduce truck accidents by inspecting the vehicles in truck yards and on the roads for safety violations.