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Patrolman James V. Timpona | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

James V. Timpona

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, October 16, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: 27 years, 8 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by streetcar

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Patrolman James Timpona was struck and killed by a streetcar while working a school crossing at the intersection of Frankstown Road and Putnam Street.

He suffered a fractured skull and died after being taken to a local hospital.

He had been seriously injured in a similar accident in 1938 when he was struck by another trolley while on duty. He suffered a skull fracture in the first incident and remained in a coma for 15 days.

Patrolman Timpona was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 27 years. He was survived by his wife, sister, and three brothers.

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RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD
March 12, 2015

 

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