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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Great grampa Cavanaugh, TY for serving both as a fireman serving at the Richmond street station and then as a Providence Police officer assigned to the 6th station. You gave your life to keep others safe! Honored and proud to be named after you! Your great grandson Patrick James Cavanaugh

James Patrick Cavanaugh's great grandson

July 30, 2023

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