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Sergeant James M. Hardenbrook | Fresno Police Department, California Fresno Police Department, California


James M. Hardenbrook

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, July 31, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Paroled in 1932

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Sergeant Hardenbrook was shot and killed at 0320 hours after stopping a vehicle that contained a parolee and two escaped convicts from a state reformatory. During the stop the parolee opened fire with a .32 caliber handgun, striking Sergeant Hardenbrook one time in the chest. The suspects were all apprehended and the shooter was sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled in 1932.

Sergeant Hardenbrook was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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