Patrolman James Brickley

Patrolman James Brickley

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, November 25, 1934

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James Brickley

Patrolman James Brickley was struck and killed by a speeding truck while directing traffic at a fire. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Boston City Hospital as a result of a fractured skull

The suspect was arrested for and charged with manslaughter and driving to endanger, but was found not guilty. The incident was ruled a tragic accident.

Patrolman Brickley had served with the agency for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 528

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Patrolman Brickley, it has been 89 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 law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 25, 2023

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