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Policeman James Oscar Summers | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California


James Oscar Summers

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, March 4, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2015

Military veteran

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 2/18/1944

Weapon: Person

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Policeman James Summers succumbed to injuries sustained on February 18th, 1944, while struggling with a prisoner inside a paddy wagon on Main Street.

Other officers had just arrested the man for acting drunk and disorderly. During the transport the man started fighting with another prisoner and Policeman Summers attempted to separate the two. The man kicked Policeman Summers in the abdomen, causing serious internal injuries.

Policeman Summers was transported to Georgia Street Receiving Hospital where he died on March 4th, 1944.

The subject was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one to 10 years in prison.

Policeman Summers was a U.S Army veteran of WWI.

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Rest in Peace, Policeman Summers. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 14, 2012


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