Officer James William Naim

Officer James William Naim

Aliquippa Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, March 15, 2001

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James William Naim

Officer James Naim was shot and killed while patrolling a public housing complex.

He was assigned to a police sub-station located at the community in order to combat crime and drugs in the area. While on foot patrol at approximately 2015 hours, a suspect walked up behind him and shot him in the back of the head four times. Before the shooting there were rumors on the street that there was a hit list on officers from the agency.

The shooter was convicted of third degree murder and his accomplice was acquitted. The shooter faces a prison sentence of 20 to 40 years.

Officer Naim had been employed with the Aliquippa Police Department for approximately one year, and is survived by his wife, mother, sister, and brothers.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 25

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of third degree murder

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I remember Jimmy since we were about three feet tall or so. We went to Our Lady of Fatima school and church together where we both served as alter boys for many years. I lost track of him for a while because he was one or two grades ahead of me. Then I ran into him and his new lovely wife at the Stardust Lounge where we sat in the back pool room and talked for a few hours. He was telling me out Slippery Rock University where he had just graduated from. He had a better way with conversation than I do. He was always a friendly stand up guy and I never heard a bad word spoken of him ever over the course of our lives, something that is rare today. It was the only time I came home for the holidays for a few years. The next time I heard his name was when a mutual friend that went to high school with him called and told me to turn on WPXI and I did. It was a very sad and somber day for the Greater Pittsburgh Area and especially Hopewell, Moon and Aliquippa. I will always remember Jimmy as this eight or nine year old who was nice to me when the kids in my grade were all picking on me for standing up for a younger kid. He and Mike Moutzie (spelling could be wrong) were two of the older kids who befriended me when I needed it. I think I served his Confirmation Class's Mass if I remember correctly. A bishop from Mississippi traveled to Pittsburgh to perform the mass. It was either that or he served the mass with me. That was a long time ago to remember. My closing thought is this Jimmy always was a nice guy with something interesting to say who genuinely cared about other people. He is missed.

Brandon Kachmar
Personal friend and church family.

November 27, 2019

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