Patrolman James Frank Lewis

Patrolman James Frank Lewis

Etna Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, May 9, 1921

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James Frank Lewis

Patrolman James Lewis was struck and killed by one of two vehicles that were racing on Butler Street shortly before midnight.

He and another officer had been detailed to stop cars that had been using Butler Street to race in recent days. He was struck as he stepped into the roadway to flag down the vehicles.

Patrolman Lewis was transported to Allegheny General Hospital where he died the following morning. Both drivers were arrested at the scene and held in connection with his death.

Patrolman Lewis had served with the Etna Borough Police Department for 15 months. He was survived by his wife and two siblings.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 8, 1921

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Patrolman Lewis,
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 Etna Borough.


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