Officer James David Wright

Officer James David Wright

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, January 21, 1923

James David Wright

Officer James Wright died after contracting pneumonia while guarding the body of another man who had died. He was forced to wait in the cold for an extended period of time as he waited for the coroner to arrive.

Officer Wright had served with the Portland Police Bureau for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 18, 1923

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Officer Wright,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Portland.


United States Border Patrol

January 21, 2018

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