Police Officer James A. McKale, Jr.

Police Officer James A. McKale, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, September 15, 1974

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James A. McKale, Jr.

Officer McKale was killed in an automobile accident on West River Drive near the Strawberry Mansion Bridge.

Officer McKale was a U.S Navy veteran and had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for three and a half years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 5139
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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On this actual day of your untimely departure I would like to reiterate my previous reflection in saying that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

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

September 15, 2020

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