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 shooter was sentenced to life in prison.

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.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 7

Incident Details

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

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Officer McNamee, God bless you and your family. You Sir were a true hero on this earth. I’m forever grateful for your great service. Thank you for your service with many others to insure this great nation’s freedom. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice to protect your community when returning. RIP Hero

Sgt. Benjamin M. Hoffman
Madison, CT

January 16, 2018

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