Sergeant James Skinner

Sergeant James Skinner

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 13, 1912

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James Skinner

Sergeant James Skinner was shot and killed while he and his partner were arresting one of two drunken men who were fighting each other on Green Street.

As the officers were handcuffing the suspect a struggle ensued and the suspect hit Sergeant Skinner's partner's hand causing his revolver he was holding to discharge, striking Sergeant Skinner.

Sergeant Skinner was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 13, 2020

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