James F. Goggin

Birth Name James F. Goggin
Gender male
Age at Death 51 years, 8 months, 5 days


James Goggin was a Cleveland policeman who was shot and killed in the line of duty, while investigating a robbery. there is an account of the incident at:

Patrolman James F. Goggin
Cleveland Police Department
End of Watch: January 13, 1939
By: Recruit Daisy Ortiz, Cleveland Police Academy



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 8, 1887     1
Death January 13, 1939 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   2

Certificate of Death, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
James F Goggin
date of death: Jan 13, 1939
white, male, married, 49 yrs old, born in Cleveland
residence: 3392 East 142nd St
place: 7113 Central Ave, Cleveland
occupation: Cleveland Patrolman
parents: John Goggin and Mary Day, both born in Ireland
informant: (son) James Goggin, 3392 East 142nd St
Burial: Calvary, January 17, 1939

Coroner's statement:
Viewed him after death. Death is said to have occurred at 9:45 AM
cause of death: Gunshot wound of the thorax with laceration of the right lung and aorta with considerable bilateral hemothorax and hemopericardium. HOMICIDE.
Post mortem exam.
Injury occurred at: 7113 Central Ave., Sachs Department Store. Shot during conflict with gunmen.
(There were more details)


"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZCX-65P : accessed 04 Apr 2014), James F Goggin, 13 Jan 1939; citing Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, reference fn 1366; FHL microfilm 2023674.

Burial January 17, 1939 Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States   2

Name: Goggin, James Frank (patrolman)
Date: Jan 16 1939
Source: Cemetery record; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #030.
Notes: Goggin: James Frank (patrolman), 3392 E. 142 st., beloved husband of Ann (nee Reddy), father of James, Mary, Nancy and Jack, brother of John T. of Los Augeles, Edward, Mrs. Philip J. Mooney, Mrs. J. P. Hogan, William of Donora, Pa., and Mrs. J. F. O'Callaghan, suddenly Friday, Jan. 13. Friends may call at the Flynn-Froelk Co. Funeral Home, 13104 Euclid ave. Funeral Tuesday, Jan. 17 from St. Cecilia's Church, at 9:30 a. m. 1890 - 1939. Calvary Cemetery Cleveland, Ohio.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father John Goggin1847October 2, 1917
Mother Mary DayOctober 5, 1852February 22, 1928
         James F. Goggin May 8, 1887 January 13, 1939


Family of James F. Goggin and Ann Reddy

Married Wife Ann Reddy ( b. March 1891 d. October 21, 1974 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage September 10, 1917 Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States    


  1. John Goggin
    1. Mary Day
      1. James F. Goggin
        1. Ann Reddy