Mounted Patrolman James P. Cavanaugh

Mounted Patrolman James P. Cavanaugh

Providence Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Tuesday, December 26, 1916

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James P. Cavanaugh

Patrolman James Cavanaugh succumbed to injuries sustained several weeks earlier when his horse slipped on ice, throwing him to the ground on Manton Avenue.

Patrolman Cavanaugh was assigned to the Mounted Command and had served with the Providence Police Department for nine years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Not available

mounted patrol, weather

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Patrolman Cavanaugh, it has been 105 years since you were taken from us. You have left a legacy of service and community with your son, grandson and great-grandson for which you should be very proud.

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 9 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 26, 2023

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