Traffic Officer James P. Devine

Traffic Officer James P. Devine

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, February 8, 1926

James P. Devine

Officer James Devine was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a speeding motorist.

On February 5, 1926, Officer Devine and Officer Leo Johnson were in pursuit of a speeding motorist near Tracy when a nail punctured Officer Devine's front tire and, while traveling at a speed in excess of 70 miles per hour, he was thrown from his motorcycle and died a few days later as a result of head injuries.

Officer Devine served with the San Joaquin County Traffic Squad.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, February 5, 1926

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 8, 2018

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