Officer James A. Hines

Officer James A. Hines

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, November 4, 1945

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James A. Hines

Officer James Hines was struck by a vehicle while investigating illegal hunting along North Portland Road, near Swift Boulevard (modern day Columbia Boulevard).

He and two other officers were speaking with the occupants of a truck parked on the road when he was struck by a passing motorist. The driver of the vehicle who struck him claimed he lost control of the car when he attempted to knock a spider away from his wife's face. The subject was held on a charge of negligent homicide.

Officer Hines was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Portland Police Bureau for three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 504
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Not available

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our heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2011

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