Officer James E. Maroney

Officer James E. Maroney

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, May 27, 1955

James E. Maroney

Officer James Maroney was shot and killed while assisting Modoc County deputies arrest an ex-convict.

Two days earlier the suspect had been released from the Oregon State Penitentiary where he had served a sentence for rape. When his victim reported that he was at her home, Officer Maroney responded there with deputies. As officers approached, the suspect opened fire with a rifle. Officer Maroney ducked behind a power pole, but was hit by a bullet that went through the pole, killing him instantly. The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Officer Maroney was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 63rd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 27, 2018

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