On June 14, 1951, a 45-year-old wife beater attempted to run over a Constable in Yermo when the Constable attempted to arrest him. The following day, a San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff located the suspect in Fontana and a high-speed pursuit ensued.
Ontario officers were advised the chase was coming to town on Holt Boulevard and were ordered to block the roadway. When the suspect arrived at the roadblock, he purposely drove into Officer Green’s parked vehicle at 90 miles per hour. Officer Green’s car was hurled into a cement truck and burst into flames. After a short time, Officer Green passed away at the hospital. The suspect was prosecuted for murder when he recovered from his injuries.