Police Officer James Ivan Broughton

Police Officer James Ivan Broughton

Middletown Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, November 3, 1918

James Ivan Broughton

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 12

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 27, 1918
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Not available

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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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