James E. Maroney - ID NR

James E. Maroney

Line of Duty 05/27/1955

CHP Officers Killed in Gun Battle

Friday, May 27, 1955

Officer James E. Maroney responded to a call for assistance put out by the Modoc County Sheriff in apprehending an armed suspect. As officers closed in, the suspect opened fire and Officer Maroney was killed during the ensuing gun battle. The 33-year-old patrolman had transferred to Alturas from Fresno just two months earlier.