Patrolman Orville C. Trinkle Jr.

Photo of Patrolman Orville C. Trinkle Jr.
End of Watch: Tue, Mar 29th, 1960
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
Service Time: 8 years
Age: 29


His wife and child.


Patrolman Trinkle was killed in a motorcycle accident while he and his partner attempted to catch up to two cars they observed drag racing on Eastern Parkway.

As the officers approached Lydia Street another vehicle turned in front of them, causing both officers to strike her car. The driver stated she saw the emergency lights but thought she had time to pull out.


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There are 4 tributes for Patrolman Orville C. Trinkle Jr.

Left by Dudley on Thursday, April 26th, 2007

I knew and worked with Officer Trinkle, he was a very good police officer.