First Sergeant James Andrew Seerey

First Sergeant James Andrew Seerey

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, September 10, 1934

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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uncle jim,
i never got to meet you but think of you often and am very proud of your service.i am always in touch with your son pete, a fine man with a great sense of humor. thank you for your service......till we in peace
your nephew
jerry gaffney
p.s. my goal was to be a trooper but at that time i was a little too short,but i am a proud marine.

u.s.m.c. s/sgt. marine corps
commander freeland american legion post 473

October 27, 2013

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