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Thornburg, Edward Ray “Ed” 1925-1971

 
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Oct. 1971
DRO Police Chief Thornburg Dies
Del Rey Oaks Police Chief Edward Thornburg, 46, died this morning in a local hospital of complications resulting from injuries received in an automobile accident on Pacific Grove-Carmel Highway on Oct. 15. Mr. Thornburg, a native of Santa Cruz, was a veteran Monterey Peninsula peace officer. A Navy veteran of World War II, he worked with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years and rose to the rank of lieutenant prior to becoming chief security officer for Del Monte Properties Co. on March 31, 1963. Mr. Thornburg left the firm in 1968 and worked briefly for the State Department of Parks and Recreation as a law enforcement specialist prior to joining the Del Rey Oaks police force. He was named police chief on May 12, 1970, after the resignation of Chief Harry W. Landis. Mr. Thornburg lived at 707 Crocker Ave., Pacific Grove, with his wife, Merrie, and two daughters, Corey, 11 and Rhonda, 21. He is survived by his wife and daughters, and a son, Stephen, stationed with the Army in Germany; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thornburg of El Dorado County; a sister, Edith Taylor of Sunnyvale; and one grandson. Funeral services are pending.
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Oct. 1971
Ed Thornburg Death Not Listed As Auto Fatality
Salinas – Del Rey Oaks Police Chief Edward Thornburg died of a cardiac arrest and not from injures received in an Oct. 15 automobile accident, the Monterey County coroner’s office reported today. Thornburg died Oct. 28 while in the hospital for treatment of injuries received in a headon collision with another vehicle on the Pacific Grove-Carmel Highway near Skyline drive. The California Highway patrol said today it was not listing Thornburg’s death as an auto fatality and that no charges would be filed against the driver of the other vehicle with the exception of a citation for driving on the wrong side of the road which was issued at the time of the accident. Thornburg and his family were westbound on Highway 68 when their car was struck headon by an eastbound car driven by Bastami Farbod, 21, of 1128 Franklin St., Monterey, according to the patrol. Farbod was later fine $33 for driving on the wrong side of the road.
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Oct. 1971
Untitled clipping section: Del Rey Oaks Police Chief Ed Thornburg, injured in a crash on the Pacific Grove Cutoff Friday night, was reported improved today at Community hospital. Thornburg suffered major chest injuries when his car was struck headon on the Carmel-Pacific Grove highway.
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Oct. 1971
Edward Thornburg Services Slated
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday for Edward Thronburg, police chief of Del Rey Oaks, who died Thursday of complications resulting from injuries received in an automobile accident Oct. 15. The Masonic service will be held at Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, with retired Army Chaplin Mark Penoyer officiating. Burial will follow at the El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove. Thornburg, who leaves a wife and three children, was 46. Pallbearers for the funeral will be Monterey Police Chief Harold Benadom, Carmel Police Chief Clyde Klaumann, Pacific Grove Police Chief Ken Humiston, Seaside Police Chief Ken Cooper, Monterey County Undersheriff Jim Rodriguez and Sand City police officer Jack Staples. A native of Santa Cruz, Mr. Thornburg was a veteran peninsula peace officer. He worked with the Monterey County Sheriff’s office for 16 years and rose to the rank of lieutenant prior to becoming chief security officer for Del Monte Properties Co. on March 31, 1963. He left Del Monte Properties in 1968 and worked briefly for the State Department of Parks and Recreation as a law enforcement specialist prior to joining the del rey Oaks police force. He was named police chief on May 12, 1970. Mr. Thornburg lived at 707 Crocker Ave., Pacific Grove with his wife, Merrie, and two daughters, Corey, 11, and Rhonda, 21. He is also survived by a son, Stephen, stationed with the Army in Germany. A memorial fund for the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley is being established in Mr. Thornburg’s name. Contributions to the fund in place of flowers will be appreciated by the family. They may be made care of the Del Rey Oaks Police Department.
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA undated
Thornburg Memorial Fund Established
Harry Rosen, president of the Kiwanis Club of the Monterey Peninsula, announced today that the club has established an Ed Thornburg Memorial Fund in memory of Del Rey Oaks Police Chief Ed Thornburg who died recently. Rosen said that all future scholarships awarded to students will be in honor of Thornburg, who had been a member of the club. The club holds weekly breakfast meetings at Cypress Bowl in Monterey.
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA undated
Del Rey Oaks Names Zabrowski as Chief
Frank Zabrowski was appointed police chief of Del Rey Oaks last night, effective Feb. 1. The action by the city council followed a recommendation by the city’s police committee, which screened 12 applicants. He is scheduled to be sworn in during an adjourned council meeting next Tuesday. The position pays $923 per month plus $12 uniform allowance. Del Rey Oaks has been without a permanent chief of police since the death of Ed Thornburg last October, with Lt. Charles Hunter serving as acting chief. Zabrowski, 42, has been police chief of San City since 1968. Before that he was a member of the California Highway Patrol for 13 years and a member of the California State Police for two years. He holds an associate of science degree in police work from Monterey Peninsula College. Zabrowski, his wife and three children are residents of Del Rey Oaks.
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Oct. 1971
Services: Edward Ray Thornburg, in Carmel, October 28, 1971, at the age of 46. A native of Santa Cruz, Calif Resident of Monterey Peninsula for 42 years. Chief of Police for the City of Del Rey Oaks. Husband of Merrie Thornburg of Pacific Grove. Father of Rhonda and Carey Thornburg of Pacific Grove and Stephen Thornburg with the U.S. Military in Germany. Brother of Edith Taylor of Sunnyvale, Calif. Son of Mr. and mrs. Samuel Thornburg of Placerville, Calif. Also survived by one grandchild. Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of his son from Germany at The Paul Mortuary.
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Nov. 1971.
Services – Thornburg –Edward Ray Thornburg. Chief of Police of Del Rey Oaks. Passed away October 28, 1971 at age 46. A native of Santa Cruz and resident of Monterey Peninsula 42 years. Formerly associated with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department and the Security Police of Pebble Beach. Survived by his wife, Merrie Thornburg of Pacific Grove, his daughters, Rhonda and Corey Thornburg, Pacific Grove and a son Stephen Thornburg of Manheim, Germany. Brother of Mrs. Edith Taylor of Sunnyvale, Calif. Chief Thornburg is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Thornburg of Placerville, Calif. Also survived by one grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 1, 1971 at 3 p.m. at the Paul Funeral Chapel. Chaplin Mark Penoyer, Lt. Col. U.S.A. retired, officiating and Confidence Lodge No. 203 F&AM of Castroville also officiating. Interment, El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove. Pallbearers were Clayde Klaumann, Ken Humiston, Harold Benadom, Bennie Cooper, Jack Staples and James Rodriques. Contributions in memory of Chief Thornburg may be sent to The California School for the Def of Berkeley. The Paul Moturary in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA Nov. 26, 1971 p4
Coroner Explains Cause of Death of Ed Thornburg
Salinas – Further details of the circumstances surrounding the death of Del Rey Oaks Police Chief Ed Thornburg were released today by Coroner Christopher H. Hill Jr. According to Hill, internal injuries received in a traffic accident Oct. 15 were a contributing cause of Thornburg’s fatal heart attack of Oct. 28. Hill said Thornburg’s heart was in a weakened condition because of an advanced condition of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The death certificate lists as the immediate cause of death an insufficent amount of blood supply to the heart resulting from the contraction of blood vessels. Listed under “other significant conditions contributing to death but not related to the immediate cause given” is “Internal injuries due to an auto accident.” Thornburg was injured when his car was struck headon by another vehicle on the Carmel-Pacific Grove highway. He was recuperating in a hospital when he died.
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THORNBURG EDWARD R 1925 03 09 MALE CA MONTEREY 1971 10 28 571200102 46
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