Police Officer James Edward Phelps

Police Officer James Edward Phelps

Paducah Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, November 9, 1894

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James Edward Phelps

Police Officer James Phelps suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting at the scene of a fire.

Officer Phelps had rushed into the burning building to help search it for anyone trapped inside. He collapsed after exiting the building and died.

Officer Phelps had served with the Paducah Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Wow a true hero. RIP Brother.

Deputy Dan Melone
Marshall County Sheriff Office

May 27, 2017

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