Patrolman James T. Smith

Patrolman James T. Smith

Belleville Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, May 21, 1950

James T. Smith

Patrolman James Smith succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle accident on Mill Street.

While on patrol, Patrolman Smith's brakes failed causing him to be propelled over the handlebars into the curb, resulting in brain damage.

Patrolman Smith had served with the Belleville Police Department for almost 3 years and had received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the Invasion of Sicily while serving with the United States Army. He is survived by wife and daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 2 years, 9 months
  • Badge 17
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 17, 1950

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 21, 2015

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