Patrol Officer James McNamee

Patrol Officer James McNamee

Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, January 16, 1930

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James McNamee

Officer McNamee was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle containing several robbery suspects. During the stop one of the suspects shot Officer McNamee in the back. The suspects fled but were all apprehended. The 19-year-old shooter was sentenced to life in prison. In 1948 state officials recommended to the parole board that his term be reduced.

Officer McNamee was a WWI veteran and had been with the agency for just under 10 years. He was survived by his mother and five siblings.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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