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Thorsvig, Patrolman Irving M.

End of Watch: 
Tuesday, October 26, 1926
County: 
King
Agency: 
Washington State Patrol

On August 29, 1926, Trooper Irving Thorsvig of the Washington State Patrol was involved in a motorcycle collision on the Bothell-Seattle Highway. 

Trooper Thorsvig had slipped on a brick portion of the highway and a handlebar struck his chest.  It was originally believed that the injury was minor in nature; only a bruised lung.

After the crash, his mother took him to Los Angeles but he died on Tuesday, October 26, 1926 before being able to reach a sanitarium.

Trooper Thorsvig had served nine months with the Washington State Patrol.