Police Officer James H. Sheehy

Police Officer James H. Sheehy

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, May 18, 1902

Add to My Heroes

James H. Sheehy

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

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

The suspect fled the scene and was apprehended in January 1906 by Pittsburgh Police Officers in the city`s North Side. The suspect was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison in April 1906.

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 Sentenced to 12 years

officer assistance

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

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

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.