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James T. Farrell, 61, of French Creek, was born on Jan. 24, 1956, a son of the late Bernard and Mary McDermott Farrell.
Jim proudly served in the U.S. Army and had a long and distinguished career as a civil servant. He was assigned to the Armed Forces Police Detachment, served in the 77th Army Reserve Command, was a NY State University policeman at Stony Brook University on Long Island, worked as a NYS Park policeman, and was the supervisor of the Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Safety section of the Suffolk County Police Department.
Jim was a volunteer fireman in New York, and was also in the Banks District Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Central WV Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 114, the WF Fusion Liaison Program, Create Buckhannon, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Upshur Safe Sites and Structures Board and Board of Directors of the Appalachian Community Health Center. He was the manager of the Upshur County Office of Emergency Management until December 2016.
Jim and his wife rescued many abused and abandoned animals in New York and West Virginia.
He was loyal, hardworking and kind, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.