Officer James F. Stamback

Officer James F. Stamback

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, March 23, 1964

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James F. Stamback

Officer James Stamback succumbed to injuries received 13 days earlier when he was struck by a tractor-trailer on Auburn Avenue near Manzanita Avenue.

He had stopped a logging truck near Sacramento because its load was extended past the legal limit. As he was talking to the driver of the truck, another semi entered the area and struck his patrol car, causing it to strike the original truck and Officer Stamback. He was transported to Mercy Hospital

Officer Stamback had served with the California Highway Patrol for nine years. He was survived by his wife, two stepdaughters, his father, and four sisters.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1831

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 10, 1964

traffic stop

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God bless you and thank you for your service. You were 5 years before I joined but you will always be in our hearts and minds. You gave your life as a young officer full of life but your life was cut short due to a reckless driver. Rest in peace and May God bless your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

March 23, 2023

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