(Arizona Republic, Dec. 27, 1933, page 6)(Exclusive Republic Dispatch)
"Former Patrol Officer Dies"
Miami, Dec. 26 - James M Lawrence, former Arizona highway patrolman who was taken from the Arizona Civilian Conservation Corps camp near here to the Gila General hospital last night, died shortly before midnight of double pneumonia. A platoon leader of the camp, Lawrence became ill more than a week ago. His condition became critical during the weekend, and yesterday morning he was taken to the hospital. He was the first highway patrolman in this county. A native of Lead, S.D., he was 46 years old. He had come here in 1925 to work on construction of the Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company's leaching plant. Later he served as a deputy sheriff under J. Alf Edwards and Charles R. Byrne. He resigned to join the patrol at its formation. Surviving are the widow and two children, Gerald and Ethel, and by his brother, Baron Lawrence, of Brownsville, Texas. Funeral services were being delayed pending word from Texas. They will be directed by Miami Elks lodge, of which Mr. Lawrence was a member of for the past three years.
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