Patrolman James Fenton "Jay" Proof

Patrolman James Fenton "Jay" Proof

Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, August 29, 1928

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James Fenton "Jay" Proof

Patrolman Jay Proof was killed while attempting to apprehend a speeding motorist on Route 826, Jackson Township, Tioga County. Patrolman Proof lost control of his motorcycle and struck a bridge abutment. He died the next day from his injuries.

Patrolman Proof was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol for a year and a half. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 28, 1928
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 29, 2020

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