First Sergeant James Andrew Seerey

First Sergeant James Andrew Seerey

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 10, 1934

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James Andrew Seerey

First Sergeant James Seerey died after falling from his horse during a training exercise and mounted drill at Troop B Headquarters. While performing a hurdle-jump the horse struck the hurdle and Sergeant Seerey was thrown to the ground. He suffered a broken pelvis and succumbed to his injuries five days later.

Sergeant Seerey was a U.S Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for almost 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 14 years, 7 months
  • Badge 1760
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 5, 1934

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1st Sgt. Seerey,
On today, the 83rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 10, 2018

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