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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Officer Phelps,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Paducah.


United States Border Patrol

November 9, 2019

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