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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Jim Timpona was my UNCLE JIM. He was married to my mothers eldest sister, Mary Pallone Timpona. I was only 10 years old when he was killed. I woke up this morning thinking of him... and then realized this was his anniversary date. He was loved very much. My Aunt Mary adored him. I hope he knows we still think of him 62 years later!!


October 18, 2020

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