Police Officer James Michael Considine

Police Officer James Michael Considine

Syracuse Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, April 10, 1954

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James Michael Considine

Police Officer James Considine was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic at the scene of a fire on Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse at 7:30 p.m.

Officer Considine was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

The suspect fled the scene and drove to a local saloon after striking Officer Considine. He was arrested a short time later.

The 28-year-old driver was convicted of criminal negligence and sentenced to 2 to 4 years.

Officer Considine was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Syracuse Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 7, 1954
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 4 years

directing traffic, fire, hit-and-run

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Officer Considine,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 10, 2024

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