Patrolman James J. Reynolds

Patrolman James J. Reynolds

Holyoke Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 17, 1951

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James J. Reynolds

Patrolman James Reynolds succumbed to injuries sustained almost two years earlier when he was forced to jump off his motorcycle in order to avoid a collision with a tractor trailer. He suffered a ruptured vertebrae.

His health condition continued to deteriorate and died as a result of the injuries.

Patrolman Reynolds had served with the Holyoke Police Department for five years and had previously served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 28, 1950

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Patrolman Reynolds, it has been 72 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 17, 2023

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