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First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
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First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst

First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst

Huntington Beach police officer Matt Austin, center, and fellow officer Chuck Wright, behind him, stand at attention at the corner of Main and Crest, as they memorialize Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst who died at the corner in a traffic collision in 1928. A new street sign bearing Darst’s name was erected in his honor at the site. This mark’s the city’s first in a series of three ceremonies honoring fallen officers of Huntington Beach.

 (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
Huntington Beach police chief Robert Handy takes the cover off memorial street sign at the corner of Main and Crest in honor of Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in a traffic collision at the street corner in 1928. This mark’s the city’s first in a series of three ceremonies honoring fallen officers of Huntington Beach. (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
A memorial street sign at the corner of Main and Crest in honor of Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in a traffic collision at the street corner in 1928. This mark’s the city’s first in a series of three ceremonies honoring fallen officers of Huntington Beach. (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
Huntington Beach police officers wore a band over their badges during memorial in honor of Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in a traffic collision at the corner at Main and Crest in 1928.  (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
Flowers mark the spot at the corner of Main and Crest for fallen Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in the result of a traffic collision at the street corner in 1928.  (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
Huntington Beach police officer Matt Austin, center, and fellow officer Chuck Wright, behind him, stand at attention at the corner of Main and Crest, as they memorialize Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in a traffic collision at the street corner in 1928. A new street sign bearing Darst’s name was erected in his honor at the site.  (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
Huntington Beach police officers prepare memorial street sign memorial in honor of Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in 1928 as the result of a traffic collision at the street corner.  (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
Huntington Beach police chief Robert Handy, far left, thanks Huntington Beach firefighters for their presence at the street sign memorial ceremony for Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in 1928 as the result of a traffic collision at the street corner.  (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
Huntington Beach police officer Matt Austin, right, and fellow officer Chuck Wright, stand at attention at the corner of Main and Crest, as they memorialize Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in a traffic collision at the street corner in 1928. A new street sign bearing Darst’s name was erected in his honor at the site.  (Don Leach )
First Huntington Beach street sign memorial for Officer Leo Roy “LeRoy” Darst
Huntington Beach police officer Matt Austin, center, and fellow officer Chuck Wright, behind him, stand at attention at the corner of Main and Crest, as they memorialize Officer Leo Roy ‘LeRoy’ Darst who died in a traffic collision at the street corner in 1928. A new street sign bearing Darst’s name was erected in his honor at the site in photo above left.  (Don Leach )
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