Officer James W. Horton

Officer James W. Horton

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 19, 1920

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James W. Horton

Officer Horton was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress of a wine cellar at Chestnut Street and Powell Street. While it is unknown exactly what happened because there were no witnesses, it is theorized that Officer Horton was shot and killed by the lookout man. Two suspects were arrested after a witness to the escape was able to give a description of the getaway car.
Officer Horton had been with the agency for three years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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