Police Officer James G. England

Police Officer James G. England

New Bedford Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, September 14, 1955

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James G. England

Officer James England was shot and killed with his own service weapon while struggling with a mentally disturbed suspect as he investigated a domestic call in a home.

The suspect, 32, was committed at Bridgewater State Mental Hospital for life

Officer England had served with the agency for eight years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed

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Officer England, it has been 68 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 14, 2023

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