|Name:||Sexton, James O|
|Memorial Panel #:||#PANEL#|
|District / Unit:||Unknown|
|End of Watch:||25 July 1962|
|Incident Details:||On July 1962, Officer Sexton, 38, and another officer were training a dog by threatening it with a gun they believed was empty. The gun accidentally discharged as the other officer was handing it to him. Officer Sexton was shot below the heart and died at Hinsdale Sanitarium.
Officer Sexton’s funeral mass was held at St. Symphorosa Church and he was laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. was survived by his wife, Helene; and daughters, Susan, Kathleen, and Colleen.