Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Detective James M. Shepard | Buffalo Police Department, New York Buffalo Police Department, New York

Detective

James M. Shepard

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 2, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Structure collapse

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Detective James Shepard was killed when a house he was in collapsed.

Detective Shepard went to the west side of the city to conduct an investigation. While at the location the weather suddenly turned violent. Heavy winds swept the area. Detective Shepard took shelter in a house that was under construction. The force of the winds caused the house to collapse, killing Detective Shepard.

Detective Shepard had served with the Buffalo Police Department for 21 years, and had once held the position of Superintendent. He was a Civil War veteran with the United States Army who was wounded during the battle of Malvern Hill and taken prisoner by the Confederate Army.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 10 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Sir th for your service you are not forgotten may you rip you're a true hero

James Morris
February 2, 2017

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths