Police Officer James Ray Hinkley

Police Officer James Ray Hinkley

Mason Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 6, 1938

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James Ray Hinkley

Officer Hinkley was shot and killed at 0225 hours while escorting a woman home from her the restaurant where she worked at. The two were attacked by the woman's estranged husband and Officer Hinkley was shot in the stomach with a 12-gauge shotgun. Although mortally wounded, Officer Hinkley was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Hinkley had served with the Mason Police Department for 2 years and had previously served with the Michigan State Constabulary during WWI. He was survived by his wife and two brothers.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 6, 2020

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