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

Patrolman Cavanaugh was assigned to the Mounted Command and had been with the agency for nine years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Not available

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Patrolman Cavanaugh,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Providence. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 26, 2021

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