Deputy Sheriff James J. Drahota

Deputy Sheriff James J. Drahota

Madison County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, October 13, 1962

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James J. Drahota

Deputy Drahota was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to make a traffic stop. He and the sheriff observed an underage driver on Highway 81 five miles north of Madison. As the sheriff attempted to make a U-turn to stop the car they were struck by another vehicle. Deputy Drahota was transported to Lady of Lourdes Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Drahota had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Drahota. Wow! Leaving behind a widow with 9 children certainly a very heroic and dedicated man.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 30, 2021

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