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Patrolman James J. Carroll | Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

James J. Carroll

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, May 27, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 867

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman James Carroll was killed at 6:30 pm when his police motorcycle struck a traffic booth on the Pulaski Skyway while chasing a car. The vehicle suddenly attempted to exit the Skyway at Tonnele Avenue, forcing his motorcycle into the traffic booth.

Patrolman Carroll had served with the Jersey City Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

One of Patrolman Carroll's sons, Sergeant Donald Carroll, was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1986 while also serving with Jersey City Police Department.

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Sergeant Donald P. Carroll
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End of Watch: Thursday, November 6, 1986
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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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May 27, 2015

 

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