On October 16, 1932, Traffic Officer Clarence Jensen and his partner were monitoring traffic on Milpas Street when they noticed a violation. Both officers attempted to stop the vehicle which accelerated quickly turning the traffic stop into a pursuit. As speeds reached 65 mph Officer Jensen’s motorcycle began to wobble. Officer Jensen lost control of the motor and it jumped 30 feet and slid an additional 166 feet.
Officer Jensen was transported to Cottage Hospital where he died of his injuries two days later.
Sadly, it was on January 12, 1931 that Officer Jensen was one of the first officers to arrive at the accident which killed his co-worker Officer Ronald Wainscott.