Patrolman John Ivar Jackson

Patrolman John Ivar Jackson

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, September 4, 1929

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John Ivar Jackson

Patrolman John Jackson was struck and killed by a pastor's car moments after stepping off of a streetcar while walking his beat in West Roxbury.

The collision caused him to be thrown into the windshield of the car and then onto the pavement. He suffered a fractured skull as a result of the impact. A passing motorist stopped and transported Patrolman Jackson to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Jackson was a WWI veteran and had served with the Boston Police Department for 11 months. He was survived by his wife, 8-year-old son, and 1-year-old daughter.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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