Patrolman James H. Sheehy

Patrolman James H. Sheehy

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, May 18, 1902

James H. Sheehy

Patrolman James Sheehy was shot and killed while escorting a prisoner to the station.

Patrolman Sheehy was providing backup to a fellow patrolman on Logan Street near Wylie Avenue. Both patrolmen had apprehended some suspects and were walking them to the station. Patrolman Sheehy was killed when his prisoner pulled a gun and shot him three times.

Patrolman Sheehy had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and six kids.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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James H Sheehy you are the brother to my Great Great Great Grandmother Mary Ann Sheehy who married Cornelius Werner Daily. Until today I never knew of your existence, nor the honor that you brought your family in Ireland and your descendants in the United States. A young wife with six children who greatly missed you, is a lesson that is now shed with my children. You are now part of our family history and I shared your sacrifice and service. Thank you and all officers that give to keep our community safe.

Donna Newton-Meridieth
Great Great Great Grandniece

October 8, 2016

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