Police Officer James E. Barmore

Police Officer James E. Barmore

Santa Paula Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, February 7, 1953

James E. Barmore

Officer James Barmore was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to a vehicle accident near the Mupu School. He was responding on Ojai Road when a truck began to pull out of Saticoy Street. The truck stopped for Officer Barmore, but his motorcycle went out of control and he struck the truck.

An ambulance that was driving behind the officer immediately took him to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

Officer Barmore had served with the Santa Paula Police Department for 8 months. He was survived by his wife and young son.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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It was my honor to work with you, Jim. We were only about 10 feet apart on that fateful day and the vivid memory will be with me forever. We both observed the pickup pull over but not in time for you to avoid it. May you soul rest with God.

Art Sallee

Santa Paula PD (1951 to 1960)
Friend and felllow officer

January 5, 2014

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