Patrolman James Sweeney

Patrolman James Sweeney

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, April 23, 1901

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James Sweeney

Patrolman James Sweeney and Patrolman Brannon were shot and killed by a group of vagrants they had just arrested from the Kansas City Railroad yards. As the Patrolmen were transporting the group of suspects to jail the suspects turned on them with guns and shot and killed both patrolmen.

Patrolman Sweeney is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Joplin, Missouri.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Rest in peace Patrolman Sweeney.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 26, 2019

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