Patrolman James William Naim

Patrolman James William Naim

Aliquippa City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, March 15, 2001

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James William Naim

Patrolman James Naim was shot and killed while patrolling a public housing complex in the 200 block of Linmar Terrace.

He was assigned to a police sub-station located in the community in order to combat crime and drugs in the area. While on foot patrol at approximately 8:15 pm, 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.

Patrolman Naim was a U.S Navy veteran and had served with the Aliquippa Police Department for approximately 14 months, and is survived by his wife, mother, sister, and brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge 25
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

assassinated, foot patrol

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