The Passing of Retired Lt. James Bradley


It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of a friend and colleague, Lieutenant James Bradley. Lt. Bradley was sworn in as a member of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department on December 22, 1980 at the age of 23. Prior to that, he graduated from Parsippany Hills High School in 1975 before attending Farleigh Dickenson University where he majored in Chemistry. He graduated from the 172nd Municipal Police Class that was held at the New Jersey State Police Training Center in Sea Girt on July 1, 1981.

His first assignment was to the Patrol Division where he became a member of the elite Emergency Response Team and earned multiple Unit and Command Citations. He was transferred to the Traffic Enforcement Section in 1987 before earning an Exceptional Duty Medal on August 22, 1989 when he “displayed exceptional courage and professionalism in the capture and arrest of an individual wanted for homicide” – Chief Michael T. Filippello.

Shortly after earning the Exceptional Duty Medal, he was promoted to Sergeant. He remained in the Traffic Section where he received specialized training in Accident Reconstruction as well as Advanced Traffic Engineering for Police Officers. He was praised for his assistance in conducting traffic studies throughout our quickly expanding township.

Sergeant James Bradley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on January 21, 2003. He was at that time, assigned to the Patrol Division where he remained as a Shift Commander until retiring in 2005.

James Bradley passed away on Friday, April 5 at Morristown Medical Center after a brief illness. The men and women of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department are honored to have had the opportunity to serve with such an esteemed colleague.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Wednesday, April 10th 2013 at 9:00a.m. from the Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973) 887-3235 or visit With the Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 10:00 a.m. at St. Christopher R.C. Church. 1050 Littleton Road, Parsippany. Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton. Visiting Hours are on Tuesday evening from 6:00 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.