Officer James J. Mancusi, Jr.

Officer James J. Mancusi, Jr.

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, June 18, 1965

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James J. Mancusi, Jr.

Officer Mancusi was struck and killed while on his motorcycle by a 17 year old youth who ran a stop sign. The suspect was fleeing from the scene of a hit-and-run accident. He surrendered himself to police the next day. He told them he fled because he had no insurance.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Officer Mancusi was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 years

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As we get older we get melancholy. I didn’t know you, I was born in March the year you died. I saw your name on the opening credits of a film and as a current police officer I just was interested if they used a real wall of remembrance and it seems they did.
As a father myself I hope my children remember me as fondly sir. Thanks for your service.

PC Matt Robinson
Metropolitan Police Service, London, UK

November 28, 2020

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