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Police Officer James Kenneth Armstrong | Bensalem Township Police Department, Pennsylvania Bensalem Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

James Kenneth Armstrong

Bensalem Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 15, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # 32

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Armstrong was shot and killed during a felony traffic stop of a suspect who had committed an armed robbery in Bristol Township. The suspect shot and killed Officer Armstrong and seriously wounded his canine partner during the stop.

The suspect fled to Philadelphia where he was arrested. He was convicted of murdering Officer Armstrong and sentenced to life in prison.

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I will never forget that day. You were a neighbor and a friend. I had never experienced My Grand-mom so solemn. I was just a child. I didn't understand back then like I do today. Your sacrifice so great. To serve and protect. You are remembered.

Michelle (Schramm) Breen
Next door Neighboor 1975
January 13, 2017

 

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