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John E. West

Date of Appointment: 
Monday, June 10, 1929
Date of Death: 
Monday, February 4, 1946
Killed In The Line of Duty #12
John E. West

Patrolman West was assigned to the Highway Patrol Bureau working the 0800 to 1600 tour of duty February 4, 1946, operating Ghost Patrol Car # 81. He was shot twice by a VTL violator, with his own gun, as the subject was being transported in the patrol car to the second precinct house. Denville Edmond Dotson, age twenty-four, an ex-convict was apprehended and convicted of the crime and was sent to Sing Sing for forty-five years to life. Patrolman West was cited for Excellent Police Work on September 8, 1942. He was 48 years old.

Serial # 0389 Patrolman Shield # 36
National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 24, E -12
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