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Policeman James M. Maher | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania


James M. Maher

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, November 14, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Animal related

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Policeman James Maher was killed when he was thrown from his horse on Stone House Lane, near the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad embankment.

His skull was fractured when his head hit a rock on the embankment. Another officer located him after discovering his riderless horse on Stone House Lane. He was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Policeman Maher was survived by his wife and two children.

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Officer Maher,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 14, 2016


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