Detective James J. Troy

Detective James J. Troy

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, January 13, 1930

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James J. Troy

Detective Troy was shot and killed while making an arrest at approximately 5:45 pm.

The subject later died in prison.

Detective Troy was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 623

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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My 101 year old father (Joe Colbert) and i visited the gravesite this week in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, MA. My mother Anna Troy Colbert was a devoted daughter to both James and Anna Troy. She was 12 years old at the time of his death. Family history reports after his death the remarkable Troy family held together by a loving Great Grandmother and Grandfather Miller and James wife Anna. All are buried together at his gravesite. The Boston Police Department decorates his grave each Memorial Day. Thank you.

Ron Colbert

January 13, 2020

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