Policeman James Oscar Summers

Policeman James Oscar Summers

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 4, 1944

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James Oscar Summers

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.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2015
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, February 18, 1944
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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