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Officer James William Naim | Aliquippa Police Department, Pennsylvania Aliquippa Police Department, Pennsylvania

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James William Naim

Aliquippa Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, March 15, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 25

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Convicted of third degree murder

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Officer James Naim was shot and killed while patrolling a public housing complex.

He was assigned to a police sub-station located at the community in order to combat crime and drugs in the area. While on foot patrol at approximately 2015 hours, a suspect walked up behind him and shot him in the back of the head four times. Before the shooting there were rumors on the street that there was a hit list on officers from the agency.

The shooter was convicted of third degree murder and his accomplice was acquitted. The shooter faces a prison sentence of 20 to 40 years.

Officer Naim had been employed with the Aliquippa Police Department for approximately one year, and is survived by his wife, mother, sister, and brothers.

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I did not know Officer Main personally but would interact or have brief conversation as I would see him occasionally at accidents or crime scenes as I was a freelance police photographer back then. I can remember going to his funeral. Everyone was numb and in shock over this young hero's life being cut short.It was truly a fitting tribute. May God bless him and may he rest in peace and watch over and protect our police officers .

John B. Ivancik
Ambridge Vol.Fire Dept.
March 16, 2017

 

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