Policeman James Redmond

Policeman James Redmond

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, February 1, 1902

James Redmond

Policeman James Redmond was shot and killed by a man he had arrested and was taking 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 three children.


  • Age 30
  • 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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