Patrolman James J. Killion

Patrolman James J. Killion

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 18, 1935

James J. Killion

Patrolman Killion was shot and killed after interrupting a robbery in progress.

Patrolman Killion and his partner entered a store at 648 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, and observed four men holding the store up. Patrolman Killion was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire. Three suspects were captured by Patrolman Killion's partner and the fourth was apprehended by a patrolman that responded to the sound of shots being fired.

All four suspects were convicted of murder and executed at Sing Sing State Prison on January 9, 1936

Patrolman Killion had served with the New York City Police Department for six years and assigned to the 17th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 6906

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1935

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Thinking and praying for you James. May you be rewarded in heaven.
May you rest in peace.
Proud that you are related to me. Your dad was my grandfather Rogers eldest brother and born in Roscommon Ireland.
Evelyn Killeen McCrann Roscommon
14 May 2018

Evelyn Killeen McCrann
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May 14, 2018

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