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Police Officer James E. Barmore | Santa Paula Police Department, California Santa Paula Police Department, California

Police Officer

James E. Barmore

Santa Paula Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, February 7, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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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.

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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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