Orlando E. Bridgeman
Long Beach Police Department


Date of Birth: Unk
Date Appointed: Unk
End of Watch: March 31, 1923
Orlando E. Bridgeman, one of the best-liked and most efficient members of the department, met his death on the evening of March 31, 1923, when his revolver, slipping from his holster, fell to the pavement, discharging it, the bullet penetrating the body of the officer, from which wound he died a short time later. The officer, at this time, was rendering assistance to a citizen, doing his duty as an officer. His interment was said to have been the largest attended of any ever held in his city.