Detective James R. Fine

Detective James R. Fine

Racine Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, January 11, 1974

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James R. Fine

Detective Fine was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call. The suspect had told the other subjects involved that he would shoot any policeman who came to the home. When Detective Fine arrived the suspect shot a .30-.06 rifle through two doors and struck Detective Fine, killing him. The man then committed suicide.

Detective Fine had served with the Racine Police Department for 9 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I regret the loss of Detective Fine. I am sure the Fine family remember him as a man of honor. God DOES ultimately have a purpose in allowing this good man's death, and I am gratified his family recognizes it. There are many who read this who stand with you.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 11, 2017

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