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Policeman James Palistine Wylie | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California

Policeman

James Palistine Wylie

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 29, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by streetcar

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Policeman James Wylie was struck and killed by a streetcar on Spring Street, between 6th Street and 7th Street.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later in the day.

Policeman Wylie was assigned to the Traffic Squad. He was survived by his parents and four siblings. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

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Sir, we installed a memorial sign for you last week at the location of your death. The City has changed a lot in 103 years, but your sacrifice is not forgotten. When I went to look at your sign, it attracted attention and I told your story to people that asked. May you never be forgotten.

Officer Bradley Nielson #36445
Los Angeles Police Department
July 8, 2014

 

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