Police Officer James J. Fenton

Police Officer James J. Fenton

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, January 4, 1908

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James J. Fenton

Patrolman Fenton was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two suspicious men. When he told the men he was going to arrest them one of them fled and second began to struggled with Patrolman Fenton. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and shot Patrolman Fenton. As the suspect attempted to flee a citizen struggled with him, gained control of his weapon, and then shot and killed him. The second suspect was apprehended and convicted of Patrolman Fenton's murder.
Patrolman Fenton had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender One shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 4, 2018

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