Police Officer James Ray

Police Officer James Ray

Gering Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, August 7, 1959

Add to My Heroes

James Ray

Officer James Ray was killed when his patrol car was struck by a water truck.

He had signaled that he was to make a left turn, but the truck driver misunderstood him and attempted to pass the patrol car. The vehicles collided and both were sent into a ditch. Officer Ray suffered fatal injuries.

Officer Ray had served with the agency for 4 years and had previously served with the York Police Department for 10 years.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

Most Recent Reflection

View all 12 Reflections

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 7, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.