At 6:00pm on November 15, 1953, the Sheriff’s Department responded to a call that a pedestrian had been struck by a car. Deputy Jack Brierly proceeded to the incident location on his motorcycle, heading west on Speedway. With lights flashing and siren blaring, he sped toward the accident. As he neared Swan Road, a car turned north across his path. Deputy Brierly’s motorcycle struck the side of the car. Deputy Brierly was taken to Tucson Medical Center, where he remained unconscious until his death thirty-three hours later.
The driver of the car was fined $50.00 for failure to yield the right-of-way. Deputy Jack Brierly was survived by his wife, Yvonne, who was pregnant, and a five and a half year old son, Scott.
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