Patrolman James Carlton Towns

Patrolman James Carlton Towns

Brooklyn Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 1971

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James Carlton Towns

Patrolman James Towns succumbed to shotgun wounds sustained 11 days earlier while on duty.

He was struck by a shotgun blast as he walked out the front door of a local tavern at 318 Madison Street as he and another officer were conducting routine checks at 3:45 am. Witnesses said the blast came from a car occupied by two men as they drove by.

Patrolman Towns had served with the Brooklyn Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 7, 1971
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender At large

ambush

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Officer Towns's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 6-22-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

June 22, 2016

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