End of Watch: 10/26/1926
Agency: Washington State Patrol
County: King County
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.