Patrolman James Albey

Patrolman James Albey

North East Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 11, 1910

James Albey

Patrolman James Albey was shot and killed while investigating complaints that four men had boarded a streetcar, refused to pay and were causing a disturbance at 11:50 pm.

As he confronted the men in front of the Haynes Hotel one of the men produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Albey four times.

Patrolman Albey died of his wounds shortly after midnight while being taken to an Erie hospital on a streetcar.

All four were apprehended.

Patrolman Albey had only served with the North East Borough Police Department for one month. He was survived by his wife of three days.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 10, 1910
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended


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You protected my home town long before I lived there. I wish I could have been there to help you out that day.

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August 14, 2018

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