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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Officer Hines,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Portland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2020

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