Police Officer James Kenneth Armstrong

Police Officer James Kenneth Armstrong

Bensalem Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, April 15, 1975

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James Kenneth Armstrong

Officer Armstrong was shot and killed during a felony traffic stop of a suspect who had committed an armed robbery in Bristol Township. The suspect shot and killed Officer Armstrong and seriously wounded his canine partner during the stop.

The 29-year-old suspect fled to Philadelphia where he was arrested three weeks later. He was convicted of murdering Officer Armstrong and sentenced to life in prison. In 1998 he was denied a new trial.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 32

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Officer Armstrong.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 30, 2021

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