Private James A. Walsh

Private James A. Walsh

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, December 15, 1918

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James A. Walsh

Private James Walsh died after contracting the Spanish Flu while in the performance of his duties.

Due to the devastation of the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918 members of the Pennsylvania State Police had been ordered to perform duties such as, assisting nurses and doctors in taking care of influenza victims, serve as pallbearers of influenza victims, assisting health officers, transporting victims to and from hospitals, and to police the Borough of Exeter after the two members of their police force succumbed to the influenza.

Private James Walsh was survived by his parents and several siblings.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 11, 1918

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you Hero.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 15, 2018

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