Officer James William Bloesch

Officer James William Bloesch

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, August 2, 1988

James William Bloesch

Officer Bloesch was accidentally shot and killed at the police stables at Golden Gate Park by another officer who was examining his .357-caliber duty weapon.

Officer Bloesch had served with the agency for 16 years and had received on Silver Medal of Valor and two Bronze Medals of Valor. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 1985

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are a Hero. You are honored and remembered on the 30th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 2, 2018

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