Motor Deputy Harold Broadwell was assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Motorcycle Detail at the time of his death. Motor Deputy Broadwell was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle when the driver suddenly braked, forcing the deputy to take evasive action. Deputy Broadwell swerved to the left, entering the opposing traffic lane. His motorcycle collided head-on into a car coming from the opposite direction. The car carried him 70 feet before stopping in a shallow ditch. Deputy Broadwell was coherent at the scene with two broken legs and internal injuries. However, he succumbed to his injuries in the hospital a few hours later.