Sergeant James M. Hardenbrook

Sergeant James M. Hardenbrook

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 31, 1922

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James M. Hardenbrook

Sergeant Hardenbrook was shot and killed at 0320 hours after stopping a vehicle that contained a parolee and two escaped convicts from a state reformatory. During the stop the parolee opened fire with a .32 caliber handgun, striking Sergeant Hardenbrook one time in the chest. The suspects were all apprehended and the shooter was sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled in 1932.

Sergeant Hardenbrook was survived by his wife, son and daughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1932

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Sergeant Hardenbrook will never ever be forgotten. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 26, 2020

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