Policeman James Henry Redmond, III

Policeman James Henry Redmond, III

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, February 1, 1902

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James Henry Redmond, III

Policeman James Redmond was shot and killed by a 16-year-old youth he had arrested for public drunkenness and was escorting to jail.

Citizens attracted to the scene by the pistol shot, found the suspect in the act of kicking the officer's dead body. A lynching was narrowly averted as officers arrived on the scene and arrested the suspect. He was convicted of murder and hanged in Jackson a month later.

Policeman Redmond was survived by his wife and two sons; a daughter had preceded him in death by one month.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Executed in 1902


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Officer Redmond,
On today, the 115th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jackson. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 1, 2017

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