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Constable Larry Esau

VPD Constable Larry EsauOn June 29, 1966, Constable Larry Esau was on patrol, riding his red 1965 Harley Davidson Vancouver Police motorcycle eastbound along East Hastings Street.

As he approached Woodland Drive, a vehicle suddenly pulled out into his lane. He was unable to stop in time and struck the vehicle. The constable was thrown 64 feet and suffered serious injuries. Tragically, he died six hours later at Vancouver General Hospital.

Constable Esau was 23 years old, and had just graduated from a Vancouver Police motorcycle training course a few months prior. His instructor described him as the best in his class.

A former RCMP officer, Constable Larry Esau served with the Vancouver Police Department for three years.

Larry Esau: police officer, husband, son.

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British Columbia Law Enforcement Memorial

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