Officer James W. McMahon

Officer James W. McMahon

Southfield Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 1971

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James W. McMahon

Officer McMahon was killed when he was stuck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver while he was laying out road flares near an abandoned vehicle. The 39-year-old driver was charged with manslaughter and released after posting a $1500.00 bond.

Officer McMahon had been with the agency for two months and was survived by his father, a retired Detroit Police Officer.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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Officer McMahon,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Southfield. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 23, 2021

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