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Officer James P. McGrath | Burlington Police Department, Vermont Burlington Police Department, Vermont

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James P. McGrath

Burlington Police Department, Vermont

End of Watch: Thursday, May 12, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted

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Officer McGrath was shot and killed while on foot patrol in the Burlington rail and lumber yard at 1930 hours. He was shot three times when encountered an AWOL soldier. Officer McGrath succumbed to his wounds while being transported to his home.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of Officer McGrath's murder. He died in prison in 1940.

Officer McGrath was survived by his wife and children.

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Thank you so much for serving in our country's law enforcement. Your legacy will always be remembered.

John Haseltine - Civilian
May 18, 2016

 

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