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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Yesterday I saw your memorial plaque on Washington St in Roslindale. Killed Nov 25,1934 and thought how your family must have felt with Thanksgiving coming up. How you must have struggled in 1934 to provide for your family. My reflection is that I know that you must be in heaven because God needed you and you gave your all in the line of duty.

Just a fellow Boston citizen who cares

November 14, 2012

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