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Patrolman James J. McVerry | Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania


James J. McVerry

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, March 15, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 2/15/1929

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Patrolman James McVerry succumbed to injuries sustained one month earlier when the patrol wagon he was riding in overturned on Merchant Street as it responded to a fire on Brighton Road on February 15th, 1929.

He suffered a scalp laceration that became severely infected. Five other officers riding on the patrol wagon were also injured. Patrolman McVerry's condition worsened and he died on March 15th, 1929.

Patrolman McVerry had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 25 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Patrolman McVerry,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh.


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