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Constable James Washington Irey | Liberty Township Constable's Office, California Liberty Township Constable's Office, California

Constable

James Washington Irey

Liberty Township Constable's Office, California

End of Watch: Friday, February 5, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Constable James Irey was shot and killed after responding to a farm to investigate a report of a suspicious person who was refusing to leave a shack on the property. As Constable Irey approached the shack he was ambushed by the suspect with a sawed-off shotgun.

Another constable along with several men responded to the scene and shot the suspect in the legs when he refused to surrender. He was charged with murder.

Constable Irey was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Rest in Peace, Constable Irey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
October 23, 2009

 

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