On June 13, 1949, 56-year old Alexander Clarence Haddock, a Police Officer with 14 years of service with the El Segundo Police Department, responded to a burglary alarm at the El Segundo High School. When he arrived on-scene, he found a burglar with whom Officer Haddock became engaged in a gun battle. Officer Haddock killed the suspect but sustained a bullet wound to his right leg. Doctors where unable to remove the bullet. On October 3, 1950, Police Officer Alexander C. Haddock died at age 57 due to complications of the injury he sustained in the gun battle over one year earlier.