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First Sergeant James Andrew Seerey | Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

First Sergeant

James Andrew Seerey

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Monday, September 10, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 14 years, 7 months

Badge # 1760

Military veteran

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 9/5/1934

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First Sergeant James Seerey died after falling from his horse during a training exercise and mounted drill at Troop B Headquarters. While performing a hurdle-jump the horse struck the hurdle and Sergeant Seerey was thrown to the ground. He suffered a broken pelvis and succumbed to his injuries five days later.

Sergeant Seerey was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for almost 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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uncle jim,
i never got to meet you but think of you often and am very proud of your service.i am always in touch with your son pete, a fine man with a great sense of humor. thank you for your service......till we meet....rest in peace
love
your nephew
jerry gaffney
p.s. my goal was to be a trooper but at that time i was a little too short,but i am a proud marine.

u.s.m.c. s/sgt. marine corps
commander freeland american legion post 473
October 27, 2013

 

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