Patrolman James Robert Wolfe

Patrolman James Robert Wolfe

Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, January 31, 1931

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James Robert Wolfe

Patrolman Wolfe was killed in a motorcycle accident while chasing a speeder.

Patrolman Wolfe died at the North Wheeling Hospital two hours after his motorcycle had skidded on the wet River Road, near the Wheeling terminal bridge, and catapulted him into a Wheeling Traction passenger waiting station. Patrolman Wolfe had the fatal accident while chasing a speeder north of the River road. His motorcycle is believed to have skidded on the wet Streetcar rails.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Thank you Patrolman Wolfe for serving and protecting the city of Wheeling. Your sacrifice is not forgotten. Honoring your memory today on the anniversary of your death.

N/A BLG North Carolina

January 31, 2017

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