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Patrolman James L. Booth | Bluefield Police Department, West Virginia Bluefield Police Department, West Virginia


James L. Booth

Bluefield Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, August 11, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman James Booth was killed in an automobile accident when a vehicle he was riding in went over a 30-foot embankment near Stony Ridge. He and three other police officers had been picked up by a local garage owner as they searched for robbery suspects who were reportedly in the area.

As the vehicle drover towards Princeton, at approximately 11:00 pm, one of its tires went off the roadway and caused the vehicle to fall down the embankment. All of the occupants were thrown from the vehicle and seriously injured. Patrolman Booth died from his injuries approximately 30 minutes later.

Patrolman Booth had served with the Bluefield Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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