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Police Officer John C. James | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

John C. James

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 11, 1901

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer James and Police Officer Herman Youngst were shot and killed by a suspect seeking revenge for being arrested the previous day.

As the officers were on their patrol the man grabbed a shotgun and shouted at the officers. As Officer James approached him the man shot him. As Officer Youngst attempted to take cover he was also shot. The suspect then went over to Officer Youngst and struck him with the shotgun.

Officer James, who was wounded in the street, was able to return fire and kill the suspect before succumbing to his wounds.

Officer James had served with the Houston Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Police Officer Herman Youngst
Houston Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 11, 1901
Cause: Gunfire

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Heroes live forever, Officer James, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 12, 2013

 

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