Deputy Sheriff James J. Jardine, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff James J. Jardine, Jr.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, April 17, 1978

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James J. Jardine, Jr.

Deputy Jardine collapsed and died from a heart attack he suffered while attempting to place a disorderly 17 year-old suspect in a detention area. Deputy Jardine was assigned to Delaware County Juvenile Court. The suspect continued to struggle as others attempted to administer life-saving procedures on Deputy Jardine.

The juvenile and two adult women were charged in the scuffle, but charges against the adult women were later dropped.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

April 17, 2021

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