Patrolman James Thomas Baldini

Patrolman James Thomas Baldini

Paterson Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, September 9, 1928

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James Thomas Baldini

Patrolman James Baldini was killed when his police motorcycle was struck from behind at McBride Avenue and Hoxey Street.

The crash occurred as he was returning to the police station at the end of his tour before he started a scheduled vacation. His body was found by fellow officers who took him to Saint Joseph's Hospital where he died a short time later.

Patrolman Baldini was a U.S Army veteran of World war I and had served with the Paterson Police Department for less than two years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year, 11 months
  • Badge 117
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available


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Patrolman Baldini,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Paterson.


United States Border Patrol

September 9, 2018

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