Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer John J. Gallagher Age: 33 years old Tour: 7 years Boston Police End of Watch: Friday, May 25, 1962
Obituary
Patrolman John Gallagher was shot by a burglar at Shawmut Bank in Kenmore Square when responding to an alarm. The suspect ambushed Patrolman Gallagher in the basement and shot him once in the chest, and then in the knee. Patrolman Gallagher died at Beth Israel Hospital.

The suspect was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life in prison. He died while incarcerated.

Patrolman Gallagher was survived by his wife, Rita and three children, John, Jr., Mary, and Anne.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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