Patrolman James Albey

Patrolman James Albey

North East Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 11, 1910

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James Albey

Patrolman James Albey was shot and killed while investigating complaints that four men had boarded a streetcar, refused to pay and were causing a disturbance at 11:50 pm.

As he confronted the men in front of the Haynes Hotel one of the men produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Albey four times.

Patrolman Albey died of his wounds shortly after midnight while being taken to an Erie hospital on a streetcar.

All four were apprehended.

Patrolman Albey had only served with the North East Borough Police Department for one month. He was survived by his wife of three days.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 10, 1910
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended


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You are remembered as a hero in your extended family. You were married to my Great Aunt and a part of our family even if only for a short time.

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