Deputy Sheriff James Edward Throne

Deputy Sheriff James Edward Throne

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, May 23, 2008

James Edward Throne

Deputy James Throne was killed when his patrol car collided with another patrol car as they were responding to back up deputies involved in a foot chase.

Deputy Throne was westbound on Blackburn Street while the other deputy was driving a marked car northbound on Weedpatch Highway. As the other deputy approached the intersection, Deputy Throne pulled into the intersection, where he was struck.

The other deputy suffered major injuries and is being treated at Kern Medical Center.

Deputy Throne was on the force for two and a half years and previously served with the Taft Police Department. He is survived by wife and three children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 952

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 10th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 23, 2018

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