Police Officer James Earl Rhodes

Police Officer James Earl Rhodes

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, March 11, 1978

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James Earl Rhodes

Police Officer James Rhodes was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by another vehicle while he escorted a funeral.

Officer Rhodes was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Birmingham Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 149
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

funeral escort

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