Officer James E. Maroney

Officer James E. Maroney

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, May 27, 1955

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James E. Maroney

Officer James Maroney was shot and killed while assisting Modoc County deputies arrest an ex-convict.

Two days earlier the suspect had been released from the Oregon State Penitentiary where he had served a sentence for rape. When his victim reported that he was at her home, Officer Maroney responded there with deputies. As officers approached, the suspect opened fire with a rifle. Officer Maroney ducked behind a power pole, but was hit by a bullet that went through the pole, killing him instantly. The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Officer Maroney was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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