Police Officer James Edward Phelps

Photo of Police Officer James Edward Phelps
End of Watch: Fri, Nov 9th, 1894
Date of Incident: Fri, Nov 9th, 1894
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 35


His wife and three children


Police Officer James Phelps suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting at the scene of a fire.

Officer Phelps had rushed into the burning building to help search it for anyone trapped inside. He collapsed after exiting the building and died.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Paducah Police Department
Paducah Police Department Patch
1400 Broadway
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
(270) 444-8800
Chief Brandon Barnhill


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