Honor Roll

Harry A. Peshon

San Francisco Chronicle
November 20, 1933

Police car hit, five injured

A crash between two automobiles traveling at high speed, one of them a police prowler car responding to a fire alarm, last night sent a man, his wife, and their 3-yar-old daughter, and two police officers to hospitals.

The five were hurt at Sunset Boulevard and Vincente Street when a machine driven by Merle Stone, 40, 1433 Thirty-eighth avenue, crashed into the police car carrying Officers Harry Peshon and Fred Hess of the Taraval Station.

At Alemany Hospital, where Peshon was taken, it was said he had concussion of the brain and serious cuts and bruises. Hess, taken to Park Emergency Hospital, had severe cuts from flying glass.

Stone, his wife and child also were at Park Emergency, all of them painfully cut, and Mrs. Stone suffering from shock.

Stone, who is alleged to have been traveling at a high rate of speed on Sunset Boulevard at the time, was cited for reckless driving.

San Francisco Examiner
June 6, 1935

Policeman Dies After Long Illness

Death yesterday took another member of the San Francisco Police Department, Patrolman Harry Peshon of Taraval Station. He died at San Francisco Hospital following an illness of more than year.

Patrolman Peshon was injured in an accident involving fire and police cars two years ago and never recovered. He was born January 2, 1889, and was appointed to the force February 7, 1921.


In this city, June 4, 1935, Harry Alfred, beloved husband of Genevieve A. Peshon, loving father of Harry Jr. and Barbara Jane Peshon, devoted son of Mrs. Theresa Peshon and the late Peter Peshon, brother of Mrs. William Morgan. A member of the San Francisco Police Post No. 456, of the American Legion, and Widows and Orphans’ Association of S.F.P.D.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 12:30 o’clock p.m. at the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter Street, near Polk. Interment National Cemetery, Presidio.

Officers and members of San Francisco Police Post No. 456, American Legion, are hereby requested to attend this funeral service for our late comrade, Harry A. Peshon, today, Thursday, at 12:30 o’clock at the mortuary of Halsted & Cos., 1123 Sutter Street. Walter Pullen, Commander.