Motor Officer Louis Allinson was conducting speed enforcement on Wilshire Boulevard near the Sawtelle veteran’s Home on March 26, 1915. He took off after a speeding motorist along the newly laid road. His front wheel struck a rock, causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle. A witness to the crash transported him to St. Catherine’s Hospital where he died of his injuries the following day. The 37-year-old officer was a U.S. Army veteran of the Spanish-American War and had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for three years. He was survived by his wife Minnie and their two children.