Officer James P. McGrath

Officer James P. McGrath

Burlington Police Department, Vermont

End of Watch Thursday, May 12, 1904

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James P. McGrath

Officer McGrath was shot and killed while on foot patrol in the Burlington rail and lumber yard at 1930 hours. He was shot three times when encountered an AWOL soldier. Officer McGrath succumbed to his wounds while being transported to his home.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of Officer McGrath's murder. He died in prison in 1940.

Officer McGrath was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

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Rest in peace Officer McGrath.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 9, 2019

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