Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Trooper James Willard McNeely | Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper

James Willard McNeely

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, April 8, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 297

Cause: Drowned

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Trooper James McNeely and Patrol Officer David Childs, of the Kentucky Water Patrol, drowned while participating in a flood rescue mission in Franklin County, Kentucky.

They were searching for two missing juveniles when their boat went over a Dam 4.

Trooper McNeely had served with the Kentucky State Police for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Patrol Officer David T. Childs
Kentucky Water Patrol, Kentucky
End of Watch: Saturday, April 8, 1972
Cause: Drowned

View all 11 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Trooper McNeely,
On today, the 45th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
April 8, 2017

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths