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Jackson, James Warren (police)

(born: Feb. 15, 1913  -  died: Feb. 6, 2006) 

James W. Jackson was born in Harrisburg, AR and grew up in Paducah, KY. After graduating from Lincoln High School in 1933, he attended West Kentucky Industrial College [now West Kentucky Community and Technical College].

During World War II, he was a member of the 9th Cavalry and a mounted soldier in the 2nd Cavalry, deployed in Italy.

In 1960, Jackson joined the Kansas City Police Department, the third African American reserve officer on the force; he retired in 1974. He also worked at the post office, retiring from there in 1992 after 50 years of employment.

James Warren Jackson was the son of Isam C. and Nettie Hain Jackson.

For more see "James Warren Jackson," Kansas City Star, 2/10/2006, Obituary section, p. B4 or "James Warren Jackson" at

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