Police Officer James Kenneth Armstrong

Police Officer James Kenneth Armstrong

Bensalem Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, April 15, 1975

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 suspect fled to Philadelphia where he was arrested. He was convicted of murdering Officer Armstrong and sentenced to life in prison.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 32

Incident Details

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

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I will never forget that day. You were a neighbor and a friend. I had never experienced My Grand-mom so solemn. I was just a child. I didn't understand back then like I do today. Your sacrifice so great. To serve and protect. You are remembered.

Michelle (Schramm) Breen
Next door Neighboor 1975

January 13, 2017

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