Patrolman James V. Timpona

Patrolman James V. Timpona

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, October 16, 1958

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James V. Timpona

Patrolman James Timpona was struck and killed by a streetcar while working a school crossing at the intersection of Frankstown Road and Putnam Street.

He suffered a fractured skull and died after being taken to a local hospital.

He had been seriously injured in a similar accident in 1938 when he was struck by another trolley while on duty. He suffered a skull fracture in the first incident and remained in a coma for 15 days.

Patrolman Timpona was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 27 years. He was survived by his wife, sister, and three brothers.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 27 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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Patrolman Timpona,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 16, 2018

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