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Police Officer James Ivan Broughton | Middletown Police Department, New York Middletown Police Department, New York

Police Officer

James Ivan Broughton

Middletown Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 3, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 12

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 10/27/1918

Weapon: Automobile; Motorcycle

Offender: Not available

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Officer Broughton succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a violator on Academy Avenue. He was sent home to recuperate and contracted pneumonia as a result of his injuries.

Officer Broughton had served with the Middletown Police Department for 1 year. He was survived by his expectant wife and three children.

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I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Broughton and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 2, 2015

 

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