End of Watch: November 16, 1953
At 6:00 p.m. on November 15, 1953, the Sheriff’s Department responded to a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a car. Deputy Jack Brierly drove his motorcycle west on Speedway toward the scene. With lights flashing and siren blaring, he sped toward the accident. As he neared Swan Road, a car turned across his path. Deputy Brierly’s motorcycle struck the car on its side. Deputy Brierly was taken to Tucson Medical Center where he remained unconscious until his death 33 hours later.
Deputy Jack Brierly was survived by his wife Yvonne, who was pregnant at the time; and Scott, their 5-year-old son.
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