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Crash Kills LAPD Motorcycle Officer

June 16, 2009 |  1:00 pm

June 16, 1935, Madden/Madon

June 16, 1935: Officer A.C. "Scotty" Madon is fatally injured when he swerves his motorcycle to avoid hitting a car at 96th Street and Western Avenue. One of the hazards of research in old newspapers is that names dictated over the phone were frequently spelled phonetically, as The Times did with Madon/Madden.