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Traffic Officer James P. Devine | San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, California San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, California

Traffic Officer

James P. Devine

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Monday, February 8, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 2/5/1926

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Officer James Devine was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a speeding motorist.

On February 5, 1926, Officer Devine and Officer Leo Johnson were in pursuit of a speeding motorist near Tracy when a nail punctured Officer Devine's front tire and, while traveling at a speed in excess of 70 miles per hour, he was thrown from his motorcycle and died a few days later as a result of head injuries.

Officer Devine served with the San Joaquin County Traffic Squad.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Devine. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 22, 2012

 

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