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Traffic Officer Killed Near Hollywood Bowl

July 11, 2009 |  8:00 am

April 18, 1971, Stansell

April 18, 1971: Marie Stansell is honored for 25 years as a school crossing guard.
July 23, 1941, Stansell

The Times never reported the outcome of charges against Frederick Krupp in the death of Officer Ferris E. Stansell.
April 18, 1971, Stansell

At left, on July 11, 1941, Officer Ferris E. Stansell is killed while directing traffic near the Hollywood Bowl. His widow, Marie, takes a job as a school crossing guard. I can imagine some reporters groaning about an assignment like this: 25 years escorting kids across the street. But Donna Scheibe turns it into an interesting story.